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Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Welcome to the Chapman Center homepage!

Students of our undergraduate digital humanities research lab gain professional experience as they research, write, and publish Kansas history. Visit our digital archive of small town research papers here.
Launch your research by visiting our resource page, or arrange a visit to our Center at Kansas State University! To set up an appointment, please call 785-532-0380 or email chapmancenter@ksu.edu.

About the Chapman Center

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies is an undergraduate research-based center that provides hands-on experience in doing the real work of historians. We are located in 111 Leasure Hall in the heart of the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, Kansas.

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Call us at 785-532-0380.

Search through the Chapman Center's on-going project, the Lost Town Digital Archive: Lost Kansas Communities.



Welcome, Thomas!
Thomas Lachowsky will be joining us this year as a Digital Specialist. He has professional experience as a writer for video games, including Legends of Equestria.

Welcome back, Brad!
Brad Galka will be rejoining us this year as the assistant editor for the Online Journal of Rural Research and Policy, the research journal for the Great Plains.

Have you subscribed to our YouTube channelYou'll find video trailers for the Going Home exhibit, historical conversations, student projects, and more!

We're on Instagram! Stop by and say hello.

Women's Baseball in 1975
McKenzie Combes, undergraduate intern in Spring 2018, has completed a research project about a women's baseball team in Onaga, Kansas. Read more on the Rural Telegraph!

Saying Goodbye to Dr. Morgan
After 14 years with K-State and 8 with the Chapman Center, Dr. Morgan is retiring with congratulations and best wishes from all. Read her farewell comments on the Rural Telegraph.

Bidding Farewell to
Familiar Faces
The Chapman Center says goodbye to graduating students.
Dr. Thomas Dechairo, Westmoreland
Ahead of his time, Doc managed
to stay ahead of the medical advancement curve and stay focused on his community. Read more about Nathan Anderson's research on Omeka, the Chapman Center's research archive.
In Loving Memory of Mark A. Chapman (1943-2014)
We lost a very close member of the K-State family early April 18, 2014. Mark A. Chapman passed away at 71. Read more

For more information, email us or email the Executive Director, Professor Bonnie Lynn-Sherow.

NEH Grant recipients will be notified September 1st! Apply before August 12th to be considered.

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