Join us for the Chapman Center Open House and Intern Research Showcase!
April 19th from 12-4; April 20th from 10-4
Chapman Center for Rural Studies
Kansas State University
Leasure Hall Rooms 107-112
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.
Bidding Farewell to Familiar Faces
"On the Brink of Medical Change..."
Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? You'll find video trailers for the Going Home exhibit, historical conversations, student projects, and more! Join the Chapman Center for Rural Studies on YouTube
|Chapman Center Intern & 2016 K-State Graduate Leaves Written Legacy|
Anthony’s study of the vanished community of Magic, Riley County, Kansas, appears in the May issue of Kansas Kin... Learn More!
Passion for History Evident in Student's Small Pox Research
|Spring Break in Western Kansas with New Friends|
While K-State students searched for their Spring Break refreshment, the Chapman Center’s Executive Director headed west to forge new connections on behalf of Chapman Center for Rural Studies’ research. What did she find?
|Student's Determination Opens Doors in Research|
During the lengthy and complicated research process, all students are faced with obstacles of some form, but the roadblock Rachel surmounted was quite significant. She visited the Pearl three times... Read more
|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
|History in Action: Students help restore Maple City School House|
Students in Dr. Bonnie-Lynn Sherow's History of American Agriculture and Food class recently traveled to Maple City, Cowley County, Kansas, to help restore the town site's school house. Learn more here
|Explorations in Public History|
Dr. Lynn-Sherow led her Public History class through several collaborative projects exploring Lost Kansas Communities, historic preservation, digital humanities, museum curation, and even Wikipedia. Discover more
|A Rediscovered Legacy|
Thanks to diligent research by Chapman Center Intern, Michael Spachek, the once forgotten history of a substantial group of Wabaunsee County black farm families has been brought to life. Read more
|Adams' Collection Research Honors Family|
Jessica Hermesch worked with a donated collection of military records to build a service narrative of George Adams, Sr., World War I soldier. Read more
|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
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.