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Inventory of the Board of Chiropractic Examiners Records
R381, F2810  
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Series Descriptions

R381.001, Box 1/1-Box 2/3

Series 1. Meeting Minutes 1923-1988

Physical Description: 16 file folders and 6 audiotapes.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Meeting minutes contain the meeting minutes from the Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Minutes include the date and location of the meeting and list of board members present. Meetings allowed the board the opportunity to review as a group the prior meeting's minutes, chiropractor licenses, and school accreditation applications. The Board also discussed regulations, legislation, and the state board examination for chiropractors at their meetings. Minutes from 1978-1979 are only available on audiocassette tapes. For Minutes after 1989 see the Meeting Files series.
R381.002, Box 2/4-Box 3/14

Series 2. Meeting Files 1989-1992

Physical Description: 51 file folders.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Access Information

Closed session files in this series are RESTRICTED because they contain records of complaints to, or investigations conducted and compiled by a state agency for licensing purposes and are restricted per California Government Code section 6254 (f).
Those materials in this collection created more than 75 years ago are open without restriction; for access to other materials, please consult a reference archivist.

Scope and Content Note

For each meeting date the Board of Chiropractic Examiners held a closed session and an open session. During the open session, the board approved the actions taken in closed session and the minutes of the prior board meeting. As a result, meeting minutes are typically found in the following meeting's file. The board also discussed regulations, election of officers, disciplinary guidelines, and education requirements. Meeting files contain notes, agendas, minutes, memoranda, correspondence, meeting handouts, and executive director's reports.
The records of the closed sessions are restricted due to their investigatory and disciplinary nature. During the closed sessions the board would review disciplinary cases brought against licensed chiropractors and decide their penalty. Also during closed session, the board would confer with legal counsel and discuss the licensure examination including exam content and approval of examination commissioners. The closed session files are stamped "restricted".
R381.003, Box 3/15-Box 7/7

Series 3. License Files 1928-2000

Physical Description: 195 file folders.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by last name.

Access Information

This series is RESTRICTED because the files contain confidential personal information about the applicants, which is restricted per California Civil Code section 1798.
Those materials in this collection created more than 75 years ago are open without restriction; for access to other materials, please consult a reference archivist.

Scope and Content Note

The Board of Chiropractic Examiners created this series of license files for chiropractors that died between 1990-2000. The files contain applications, diplomas, educational records, license renewal receipts, correspondence, and photographs of the applicant. In some instances, a death certificate was sent to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners and can be found in the file.
See Appendix A in the master finding aid at the California State Archives for an alphabetical name index.
R381.004, Box 7/8-Box 7/11

Series 4. License Indexes 1923-1980

Physical Description: 4 file folder and 6 volumes.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by the date the license was granted.

Scope and Content Note

License indexes include registers of chiropractors that gained licenses through reciprocity from other states. Indexes also include a list of chiropractors that were reinstated between 1967 and 1975.
R381.004(1-2) Two volumes list chiropractic licenses starting with number one issued in February 1923 through license number 11041 issued on November 8, 1973. The license registers list the name of the chiropractor, license number, date of examination, type of examination, and date of death. Volume 1 also contains the board's "History of Licenses" that includes examination statistics gathered by the board.
R381.004(3) One unbound, oversized "Register of Chiropractic Licenses" issued from 1923 to 1937. May also include the licensee's name, type of exam, school, exam state, reciprocal state, date revoked, date deceased, date delinquent, and date reinstated.
R381.004(4) "Reciprocity Data" contains names of chiropractors granted reciprocity from 1925 to 1970. The data is arranged by state.
R381.004(5) "Name Change Index" contains the original name, license number, and changed name of chiropractors that had name changes from 1923 to 1970.
R381.004(6) The first six pages of this volume contains the "Registry of Chiropractic Nurses" (1958-1959) and includes the name, address, date of birth, place of birth, school of graduation, and date of graduation. The remainder of the volume contains a "Chiropractor Examination Register, Applications Pending, Abandoned Applications, and Prior Grading System" (1948-1980).
R381.005, Box 7/12-Box 9/11

Series 5. School Accreditation Files 1911-1980

Physical Description: 50 file folders.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by school name.

Scope and Content Note

School accreditation files contain the records submitted by chiropractic colleges and universities to the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners in order to be reviewed and accredited by the board. The files can contain curriculum catalogs, pamphlets, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and newsletters. In many instances the files contain copies of the university or college's articles of incorporation that were filed with the California Secretary of State. This series contains files for schools in California as well as other states; however, it does not have a file on every chiropractic school in California or the United States.
R381.006, Box 9/12-Box 9/17

Series 6. Administrative Files 1923-1992

Physical Description: 6 file folders and one volume.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

Administrative files consist of annual reports (1923, 1978), Directory of Chiropractors (1985-1989), an accounting ledger (1923-1945), orientation manual from the Department of Consumer Affairs (1969), regulatory hearing file (1992), and sample forms (1964-1970). The newly created Department of Consumer Affairs gave the orientation manual to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners in 1969. The manual provides information on the historical background and administrative organization of the Department of Consumer Affairs as well as policies and procedures that the boards, bureaus, committees, and commissions should follow as regulatory bodies of professional licenses in California. The regulatory hearing file contains memoranda and correspondence regarding a hearing held on June 19, 1992 on unprofessional conduct. The sample forms contain procedural instructions in addition to copies of the forms that were used for various administrative activities including assembling applications, holding administrative hearings, issuing licenses, listing of approved textbooks, etc. The accounting ledger is in an oversized bound volume R381.006(1).
R381.007

Series 7.  Examinations 1930-1970

Physical Description: 6 volumes

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of exam.

Scope and Content Note

Questions and answers to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners examinations are bound into six volumes. Volumes contain the location and date of examination as well as all exam questions and answers for each section of the examination.
Volume 1, January 1930 - January 1940 R381.007(1)
Volume 2, July 1941 - July 1950 R381.007(2)
Volume 3, July 1951 - January 1958 R381.007(3)
Volume 4, July 1958 - January 1965 R381.007(4)
Volume 5, July 1965 - July 1965 R381.007(5)
Volume 6, November 1968 - March 1970 R381.007(6)
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Series 8.  Applications 1923-1942

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by applicant's surname.

Access Information

This series is RESTRICTED because the files contain confidential personal information about the applicants, which is restricted per California Civil Code section 1798.
Those materials in this collection created more than 75 years ago are open without restriction; for access to other materials, please consult a reference archivist.

Scope and Content Note

Applications contain correspondence, photographs, applications, licenses, and diplomas. See License Files series, R381.003, for similar files.
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Series 9.  Correspondence 1922-1954

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by corresponding office.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence series contains General Correspondence (2ff), Correspondence with the Governor's Office (1ff), and Correspondence with the Medical Board (2ff). Within the General Correspondence are numerous letters to and from the Council of Chiropractic Examining Boards of the U.S. and Canada and the International Chiropractic Congress. Also included are reports from the Council of Chiropractic Examining Boards and minutes from their 1939 meeting. Correspondence between the Board of Chiropractic Examiners and various chiropractors seeking advice or information from the board are also included in the general correspondence.
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Series 10.  Investigative Reports 1956-1957

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged in reverse chronological order by report date.

Access Information

This series is RESTRICTED because it contains records of complaints to, or investigations conducted and compiled by a state agency for licensing purposes and are restricted per California Government Code section 6254 (f).
Those materials in this collection created more than 75 years ago are open without restriction; for access to other materials, please consult a reference archivist.

Scope and Content Note

Weekly reports submitted to the board from special investigators investigating licensed and unlicensed chiropractors in California. Chiropractors under investigation have been accused of various illegal activities.