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Dynamic Chiropractic – June 20, 1990, Vol. 08, Issue 13

NICR Fund for the History of Chiropractic

By Editorial Staff

As the 100th birthday of chiropractic draws near we become more keenly aware of the need to preserve this profession's history for ourselves and future generations. Unfortunately, and despite the best efforts of a few organizations and institutions (see below), much still needs to be done to record, document and critically evaluate chiropractic's rich legacy.

Despite the commendable efforts of a few individuals and organizations to preserve our past, there has been no single, profession-wide funding agency for projects to explore and preserve the profession's heritage. For example, fewer than 100 articles concerning chiropractic have been published in the indexed historical literature. Because we have not deliberately striven to record our past, we risk losing too much for which this profession struggled.

The National Institute of Chiropractic Research (NICR) has established a fund to support chiropractic historical research and preservation projects and to encourage our students, faculty, and the field to participate in documenting the chiropractic story. The institute has established a two-step funding process in which requests for funds for history projects will initially be evaluated by an advisory board (see below). The evaluations offered by this advisory board will help to insure a high standard for NICR history grants, and will assist the Institute's trustees to disburse monies to worthy projects. This need is not currently being met elsewhere in the profession. The NICR is a private, non-profit foundation (IRS Tax Exempt #36-356-3403) with a brief, but worthy record of funding of clinical research projects during the past 3 years.

Please use the coupon below to make your contribution to the NICR Fund. If you'd like, please write or call us for more information. However, if not us, then we encourage you to consider contributing to one of the noble efforts mentioned below. The important thing is that we recognize this treasure we call chiropractic, and do all that we can to see its legacy persevere.

NICR History Fund Advisory Board

Stanley P. Bolton, D.C., Private Practice of
Chiropractic, New South Wales AUSTRALIA

Joseph H. Donahue, D.C., Private Practice of
Chiropractic, Peru, Illinois USA

Russell W. Gibbons, Editor, Chiropractic
History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

Karl C. Kranz, D.C., NYS Chiropractic
Association, Albany, New York USA

Sandra Loveland, M.S., Western States
Chiropractic College, Portland, Oregon USA

John L. Miller, D.C., Palmer College of
Chiropractic/West, Sunnyvale, California USA

Reed B. Phillips, D.C., Ph.D., Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Whittier, California USA

Herbert J. Vear, D.C., CCE/Canada, Pickering,
Ontario CANADA

Glenda Wiese, M.A., Palmer College of
Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa USA

Other Chiropractic Institutions Engaged in
Historical Research and Preservation

Association for the History of Chiropractic,
4920 Frankford Avenue, Baltimore, MD 20206

Chiropractic History, Russell W. Gibbons,
Editor, 207 Grandview Drive South,
Pittsburgh, PA 15215 USA

Life Chiropractic College (B.J. Palmer Museum),
1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, GA 30062 USA

Logan College of Chiropractic (Library
Archives), 1851 Schoettler Road,
Chesterfield, MO 63017 USA

Palmer College of Chiropractic (Library
Archives), 1000 Brady Street, Davenport, IA
52803 USA

Please contribute generously; send
your check or money order to:

Paul Osterbauer, D.C., Administrator
NICR Fund for the History of
Chiropractic, 3714 E. Indian School
Road, P.O. Box 80217, Phoenix, AZ 85060
USA (Telephone 602-224-0296)





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