Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Supporting Kansas communities by funding student/faculty research, engagement, and digital scholarship.


Supporting scholarship through funding

Autograph Books

Partnering with regional and local organizations to keep Kansas history and culture alive


Building community through exhibits, publications, speaker events

Take a Virtual Tour of the Center

"We established this center to preserve the memories and histories of an early segment of rural Kansas - and it firmly establishes Kansas State University in the prominent position of being the historians of rural Kansas."
Mark A. Chapman, Chapman Center Founder
“The Center offers a place for people to collaborate, create knowledge and preserve memory, and it’s rare to get the opportunity and have the space for people to come together in that kind of way.”
Dr. Mary Kohn, Executive Director of the Chapman Center