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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.

Students will present the innovative research they completed this semester in addition to exhibits of our digital projects, refreshments and more! This year's round up includes new research on Clyde Cessna of aviation and agricultural fame, the lost town of Rock, Kansas, digital preservation of an original diary through Optical Character Recognition software and an overview and interpretation of first hand experiences narrated by several Vietnam veterans who call Kansas home. 

This is an opportunity to share our student's work with K-State and our public history communities. We also gratefully recognize donors and the engaged community members who invest in our students to help them develop the personal confidence and professional skills the y will need in their futures. 

We hope you will join us. RSVP today! 

 2019 showcase invitation






























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.