The Heritage Room in Brister Hall is the campus museum that celebrates all things University of Memphis. Developed in 2003, the heritage room houses memorabilia which was previously displayed in the Columns Gallery in the Administration Building. Displays are comprised of donations from alumni and former university employees.
Staffed initially by volunteers from the University of Memphis Association of Retirees, university president Shirley Raines put the Heritage Room under the Preservation and Special Collections Department of the University Libraries. Since 2004, Special Collections graduate assistants have staffed the Heritage Room ensuring that it is open to the public twenty hours a week.