brdge_zpsf28c14a3.jpgThe research collections featured here are part of a research initiative of the Chapman Center for Rural Studies. It is a digital archive of rural studies conducted by undergraduate researchers at Kansas State University since 2010. Students working in selected research based classes may submit their study for inclusion in the archive. Submissions are edited for accuracy and original content before being published to this site. All contributions are subject to editing and verification by Center Staff.  Planning for this project was supported by a grant from Mark Chapman and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Kansas State University: From Black Athlete to Black Student Union

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This paper explores the history of Kansas State University's Black Student Union, which was founded in 1968 by black K-State athletes as a site of…

Morgan Snyder (1909-1990): Clay Center's Contribution to Professional Baseball

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This paper details the life of Morgan Snyder, from Clay Center, Kansas, with a focus on his baseball career. Most of the sources and material are…

The Process of Integrating Public Schools in Wichita, Kansas 1890-1971

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This document includes the following: a brief history of the Wichita Kansas segregated school system, including avoiding integration in the 1950’s.…