About the MHC

The Medical Heritage Center opened May 1, 1997 shortly after the library moved back to its newly renovated building in October 1996. The Center began through a generous seed grant of $300,000 from the Academy of Medicine of Columbus and Franklin County Foundation (now the Columbus Medical Association Foundation). OSU University Hospitals contributed $250,000 to complete the physical layout of the floor. In 1998 the Columbus Medical Association awarded the Center a grant for $50,000 to complete the furnishings of the floor.

The Center is located on the fifth floor of the Prior Hall. The collection consists of rare books, archives/manuscripts, artwork, textiles and medical artifacts.

Contact Us

An archival medical photo

Medical Heritage Center
(614) 292-3275


Fifth Floor, Prior Hall

The Ohio State University
Health Sciences Library
376 W 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210


Open by appointment only.

Email mhcmail@osumc.edu for reference services or to schedule an appointment.

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