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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.

 

Apply Now for the Chapman Center Internship!

The deadline is May 30th, 2018. Directions on how to apply can be found under Internships and Awards.

 

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.

 


 

 News

Bidding Farewell to Familiar Faces
The Chapman Center says goodbye to graduating students.CCRS 2017 Grads

"On the Brink of Medical Change..."
Lost Kansas Communities Student Returns to Serve. Meet Tayler Funke

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

Have you visited our blog,"The Rural Telegraph," featuring original student research or swung by the Chapman Center for Rural Studies on Facebook and Twitter? #MakeHistory and come on by!

Passion for History Evident in Student's Small Pox Research
In “The End of an Old Enemy: Smallpox in Clay County from 1900-1925,” Shannon Nolan discusses the devastating effect the epidemic had on the small communities in Clay County. Discover more about Shannon's project.

Oronoque: Out of the Ashes
“What comes to mind when you think of northwestern Kansas? Is it the rolling hills, prairie grass, fields of wheat and corn, or flowing streams? This paints a scene of Oronoque, Kansas. Discover more about Samuel Field's project.
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.