Historical Materials

Guides to Archives Materials

Historical materials that pertain to the history of Northwestern Health Sciences University and integrative health care are available for use in the library. The documents below are guides to our collections of archival materials, so you can see what we have and let us know if you’re interested in learning more. Some major topics found in our archives include Northwestern College of Chiropractic and founder John B. Wolfe, Sr., NWCC/NWHSU faculty members like J. Lamoine De Rusha, Edith Davis and the Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture and Herbal Studies, the Minnesota Chiropractic Auxiliary and Minnesota Chiropractic Association, early 20th century alternative medical equipment, alternative health brochures, and more.  Read our Archives Policy.

In 2017, NWHSU received a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant to survey our archives and to review and revise or create archives documentation, including the collection documents below.

This publication was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Any views, findings, opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical Society, or the Minnesota Historic Resources Advisory Committee.

Each PDF listed below is an inventory of an archives collection. To make arrangements to review actual documents, email library@nwhealth.edu.

If you need any help finding materials, ask a librarian or call 952-885-5419.

Minnesota Reflections

A digitization project consisting of historical photographs of NWHSU and earlier chiropractic schools in Minnesota.
Minnesota Reflections

History of Chiropractic in MN

Modeled after the Digital Public Library for America Primary Source Sets, the MN Digital Library Primary Sources project is designed to help students put MN history and culture in context using primary and secondary sources.
History of Chiropractic in MN

Interested in researching Minnesota chiropractic history yourself? Check out the resources on this document. MN Chiropractic History Resources

History of Chiropractic Education in MN

A timeline and interactive map depicting the history of chiropractic education in Minnesota.
Teaching Chiropractic in the North Star State

Women in Early Chiropractic

Women played a significant role in early chiropractic in Minnesota and Iowa.
Check out this infographic to learn more!
An infographic with both information and images about women in chiropractic in Minnesota and Iowa from 1895 to 1946

NWHSU History on Social Media

Check out our updates on Instagram and Tumblr.