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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Moonlight, Dickinson County

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Moonlight, located in Hayes Township, Dickinson County, Kansas, was founded by members of the Brethren in Christ Church migrating from Pennsylvania.…

Minersville, Cloud County

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This study examines the town of Minersville in Sibley Township, Cloud County, Kansas. It lasted from 1870 to 1945. I used maps, newspaper articles and…

Kincaid, Anderson County

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Kincaid, in Rich Township, Anderson County, Kansas had less than 200 people as of the 2010 U.S. Census. Once a year this number does a 100-fold…