Ralph W. Hauenstein Legacy Project

During the summer of 2016, an extensive collection of archival materials belonging to Ralph W. Hauenstein were loaned to the Center by the Hauenstein family for digitization. These materials span Ralph’s incredible century of service on this earth: from his childhood, to his editorship of the Grand Rapids Herald, to his service in the Civilian Conservation Corps and in the U.S. Army, and so much more.


In the years ahead, the Hauenstein Center hopes to use this material to share knowledge about the life of our founding benefactor, whose legacy endures in the West Michigan community and in nations throughout the world.


This page will include information and materials connected to this endeavor, now called the Ralph W. Hauenstein Legacy Project.


Stay tuned for updates to come.