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 [email protected].

  Collections Management Policy (click for PDF)

                                                                 Vision and Mission (click for PDF)


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. 





College Collection

  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.