The Sweet Briar Museum Collections
The Sweet Briar Museum supports the academic curriculum and the cultural
life of the College community by providing, for teaching and study purposes,
a permanent collection of historical artifacts and memorabilia that illuminate
the history of the school. The collections grow primarily through donations
from alumnae and former faculty. Persons interested in giving artifacts,
decorative arts, furniture, clothing, photographs or other memorabilia to the
museum are encouraged to contact the director, Dr. Karol Lawson, at (434)
381-6248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fletcher and Williams Family Collection
The museum's core collections consist of the personal possessions of the Fletcher and
Williams families, including furniture, musical instruments, tableware and silver,
clothing, jewelry, photographs and personal mementos. The collection also includes
Japanese lacquerware from the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, which
Daisy Williams visited with her parents.
Memorabilia, including class rings and club charms, graduation hoods, scrapbooks and
photographs illustrate campus life and important events in the life of Sweet Briar College
from the earliest students to the present.