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The Association for the History of Chiropractic is an international association founded in 1980 to promote the scholarly recording of the profession's history.  To fulfill its mission, the AHC publishes Chiropractic History, the Archives and Journal of the Association for the History of Chiropractic. Monographs have also been published by the association.  



Chiropractic History - The Journal

Click on the link above to see the current journal cover and table of contents. You can also get information on how to subscribe as well as the Instructions for Authors.



Members of the AHC are available as speakers.


Lee-Homewood Heritage Award
Each year, the AHC recognizes a chiropractic pioneer with the Lee-Homewood Heritage Award.


Membership in the AHC is open to anyone interested in chiropractic history.


International Affiliations

The AHC has an Australian chapter and is affiliated with the Canadian Chiropractic History Association.  


Links  A large resource of chiropractic history data files assembled by Joseph Keating, Jr., Ph.D.

American Chiropractic Association -

International Chiropractors Association -

National Library of Medicine -


Although the AHC enjoys the support of many chiropractic colleges and other associations, it is an independent, not-for-profit 501c(3) organization. Please consider joining or donating today! Contact the Executive Director for details.

Want to Become a Member?

Please contact us at: 



Association for the History of Chiropractic

4430 8th St

Rock Island, IL 61201


Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference of The Association for the History of Chiropractic

10 June 2017

Life Chiropractic College West

Hayward, CA



Individual doctors of chiropractic, students of history, representatives of chiropractic educational institutions, and others are invited to submit long abstracts/summary papers (500-1,000 words) for presentation at the Association for the History of Chiropractic's 37th Annual Conference.
Best submissions will be selected for 25-minute presentations on the history of chiropractic or related topics. Prizes are given for best overall paper; best paper by a chiropractic student; and best paper by a non-chiropractic student. 
The deadline for paper submission is March 10, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be by March 31, 2017. Please direct questions to


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