News & Events
Upcoming Blog Post! December 9-13, 2013
Check out the latest updates on the Midland Trail Project, the project that Matthew Leverich and Matthew Cantril are working on under the direction of Dr. MJ Morgan!
Time Capsule Ceremony on the Anderson Hall Lawn October 24, 2013
The Time Capsule Ceremony, a wrapping up of the long list of events created to celebrate 150 years of excellence for Kansas State University, was held on the Anderson Hall lawn, on campus, between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.
Generations of Success Book Signing and Exhibit
2013 marks Kansas State University's 150th year as the country's first fully operational land-grant university - and the first public university to open in Kansas. In order to celebrate, K-State has been hosting a series of birthday bash events, including the signing of Hale Library's 3 millionth volume, Generations of Success: A Photographic History of Kansas State University 1863-2013 which includes an introductory essay from our very own Dr. Bonnie Lynn-Sherow! If you get a chance, please visit the Generations of Success Exhibit which opened in February this year and will be open 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, until December 31st.
Dr. Jim Sherow's Manhattan, a Photographic Journey
The latest book by Dr. Jim Sherow, Editing Manager of Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains and Professor of History at Kansas State University, Manhattan, was published in September as a part of the "Images of America" series from Arcadia Publishing and is now available in several locations around Manhattan. It features a collection of 199 photographs and illustrations chosen from various local archives, including the Riley County Museum, the Special Collections Department at Hale Library, and the City of Manhattan. Gleaned from the thousands available, these carefully selected and arranged photographs provide a visual history of a unique and vibrant city nestled in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Check it out at Claflin Books and Copies and other businesses across Manhattan, such as West Side Market and Dillons!
Want to learn about co-ops in Kansas? So do we! Check out the CHS Intern co-op project!
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, KS.
The office hours are Monday and Friday, 1:30 to 5:00 pm and Tuesday through Thursday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Call us at (785) 532-0380.
Search through the Chapman Center's on-going project, the Lost Town Digital Archive, Lost Kansas Communities.