A How To with Emily: Constructing a Homemade Document Humidifier

Written by Emily Petermann As we preserve and digitize the items that come through the Chapman Center, we sometimes encounter items that need more help before they can be scanned in. Some items are tightly rolled or folded to the point that we would damage them if we unrolled them to look at them. So…

Chapman Center to host end of semester research showcase

On Saturday, May 11th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Leasure Hall, the Chapman Center for Rural Studies will celebrate another successful semester. Students will present the innovative research they completed this semester in addition to exhibits of our digital projects, refreshments and more. This year’s round up includes new research on Clyde Cessna…

CCRS students learn lessons in preservation

This month, we were so pleased to have guest speaker Allana Parker for our March 27th Brown Bag. While Allana attended K-State, she became one of the first interns the Chapman Center had in 2009, after which she attended KU. Allana is now the Curator of Design at the Riley County Historical Museum. The Chapman…

Online Journal for Rural Research & Policy announces top article for 2018

The Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy is a peer-reviewed, online publication that publishes academic and community-based research, commentary, and policy articles focused on the Great Plains for academic and community audiences alike. Since 2006, it has been the OJRRP’s mission not just to present theory but stimulate meaningful discussion, encourage research on rural issues,…

Dream Team, Spring 2019

We can’t believe it is already another semester! And with a new semester comes a new team at the Chapman Center for Rural Studies. This semester CCRS has a big crew. Read on to learn about our talented team and the projects they will be pursuing. Mitchell Alexander, History 650 Intern My name is Mitchell…

Kansas: Where the Stars are Limitless

In a small town in central Kansas, two dozen people stand on a concrete slab on an August night. It is pitch black and excitement reverberates through the small crowd of young and old all united in observing the night sky. Some sit on blankets squinting through binoculars. Others huddle by the several telescopes spread…