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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Waterloo, Kingman County

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Following is a brief but engaging history of the community of Waterloo, Kansas in Galesburg Township of Kingman County and its arboretum that still…

Edson, Sherman County

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The following is a brief history of Edson, Washington Township, Sherman County, Kansas. Edson is a community that has managed to maintain its small…

Parallel, Washington County

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The town of Parallel existed in Lincoln Township, Washington County, Kansas. Its unique geography included being located along the border between…