Welcome to the research collections of the Chapman Center for Rural Studies at Kansas State University. Initiated in 2010, this digital archive features the contributions of undergraduate students to the history of Kansas and of communities in jeopardy of being forgotten.  This project is supported by a behest from KSU alumunus Mark Chapman, donors, and by the National Endowment for the Humanities. For information about the Chapman Center, contact us at chapmancenter@ksu.edu

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Lane, Franklin County

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As the stage for Bleeding Kansas, Lane, Kansas in Franklin County’s Pottawatomie Township has seen times of violent bloodshed, times of booming…

Mont Ida, Anderson County

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This study illustrates the instant town of Mont Ida, Washington Township, in Anderson County and its establishment of the Missouri Pacific railroad,…

Ost, Reno County

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This is a brief history over the German Catholic community of Ost in Sumner Township, Reno County, Kansas. Ost was a settlement built on the faith and…