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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Maple City, Cowley County

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This is a short history of Maple City in Spring Creek Township, Cowley County. Only four miles from the Oklahoma border, this small post-village never…

Chalk, Wabaunsee County

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This paper will tell the story of Chalk, Kansas, from the initial settlement in the 1850s to the last business closing in 1956. It will focus on the…

Hiattville, Bourbon County

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This brief history of Hiattville uncovers its struggles to recover from a series of devastating fires, especially the fires of 1905 and 1913. …