Instruction and Research Assistance

Group and Classroom Instruction 

In an effort to educate the public about the rich health sciences history of Central Ohio and our collections, the Center offers tours of our facilities, classroom instruction, and presentations. If you are interested in any of these services, please contact us for more information.

Research Assistance and Consultation

The Medical Heritage Center is dedicated to providing research assistance and consultation through our three collections of rare books, archives and artifacts.

All collections are open to the public but do not circulate and must be used in our supervised reading room.

Fifteen minutes of research assistance will be provided without charge. Persons and businesses who need additional research service will be billed at the following rates:

  • Research Services, Personal/Nonprofit: $25 per hour
  • Research Services, Corporate/Profit: $100 per hour

Programming and Outreach

The Medical Heritage Center’s programming series is comprised of four annual lectures: the James V. Warren Memorial Lecture; the Friends of Nursing History Lecture; the James R. Wright, Jr. Lecture; and, the John C. Burnham Lecture in the History of Medicine. To view past recorded lectures, visit The Ohio State University Libraries Knowledge Bank.

The recording for the 2021 John C. Burnham Lecture, held in partnership with The Ohio State University Department of History and featuring Angela N. H. Creager, Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science, Princeton University, can be found on the events archive page on the Department of History's website.

The Center hosts various special events, exhibits, displays and traveling exhibits, and is also focused on outreach through partnerships with other OSU departments and external organizations.