News & Events
New Blog Post on Monday, February 24th!
The African-American Kansas class, taught by Dr. MJ Morgan, went on a field trip to the Chris Barr Cabin on February 13th. Find out how they used their cellphones to record previously undiscovered history! Click here to see their field research.
Look forward to new Lost Kansas Communities Archive papers about the rural and lost towns of Kansas. In 2014 there will be at least two new papers uploaded every month. Stay tuned!
Want to learn about Co-Ops? So do we! Watch this video and make sure to check out the CHS Intern's blog chronicling their Co-op project!
Generations of Success, A Photographic History of Kansas State University
Dr. Jim Sherow's Manhattan, a Photographic Journey
Manhattan, 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, was published in September as a part of the "Images of America" series from Arcadia Publishing. It is now available in several locations around Manhattan and 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!
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 M/W: 10:30am-5:00pm, Tu/Th: 8:00am-2:30pm, F: 8:00am-12:00pm.
Call us at (785) 532-0380.
Search through the Chapman Center's on-going project, the Lost Town Digital Archive: Lost Kansas Communities.