Anne Harter Collection of Credit Women International (CWI) Scrapbooks, Harrisonburg, Virginia Chapter
Scope and Content
The Anne Harter Collection of Credit Women International (CWI) Scrapbooks, Harrisonburg, Virginia Chapter, 1984-1994, comprises two disbound scrapbooks and one bound scrapbook of ephemera, newsletters, photographs, and newspaper clippings created by Anne Harter, member of the Harrisonburg, Virginia chapter of CWI. The collection includes correspondence and thank you notes, invitations, Anne Harter's letters to CWI members, photographs of chapter events and members, chapter newswletters and issues of Valley Chatter, articles, member news, and assorted ephemera collected by Anne Harter during her membership in CWI. Materials also document other CWI chapters and are filed accordingly.
- Harter, Mary Anne Liskey, 1937-2018 (Person)
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Marie Anne Liskey Harter (1937-2018) of Dale Enterprise was an active member in the Credit Women International (CWI), Harrisonburg, Virginia Chapter. She served as the president of CWI, Harrisonburg chapter from 1984 to 1985 and also served as both vice president and president of the Virginia chapter.
The primary purpose of Credit Women International was to further credit education for its members and encourage participation in community credit evaluation programs. Membership was open to to workers in the credit field.
1.31 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)
Language of Materials
The Anne Harter Collection of Credit Women International (CWI) Scrapbooks, Harrisonburg, Virginia Chapter, 1984-1994, comprises two disbound scrapbooks and one bound scrapbook of ephemera, newsletters, photographs, and newspaper clippings created by Anne Harter, member of the Harrisonburg, Virginia chapter of CWI.
It is assumed that the materials from the disbound scrapbooks are in the order in which they were removed from their respective scrapbooks. The third scrapbook (1991-1994) remains bound and the materials therein are arranged in their original order.
The 1984-1986 and 1984-1985, 1988-1989 scrapbooks were donated by Anne Harter in July 2010. The 1991-1994 scrapbook was donated by Dale Harter, son of Anne Harter, via his niece Elizabeth Payne in March 2019.
- Obituary of Marie Anne Liskey Harter, Daily News-Record, December 12, 2018.
In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in 2017-2019. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 5060.
During this time, the collection was also minimally reprocessed in order to incorporate a third scrapbook which was donated in 2019 and better stabilize the materials through physical rehousing. The intellectual arrangement, including folder titles, were retained. During initial processing in 2013, the scrapbooks, which presumably were donated as bound objects, were inexplicably disbound and disassembled. The photographs, printed material, and assorted ephemera comprising the scrapbooks were removed from their respective scrapbooks, foldered into chronological or topical groupings, and described at the item level. Given that item-level discription is a highly unusual practice for printed ephemera and photographs contained within or removed from a scrapbook, the materials contained within the 1991-1994 scrapbook were not individually described. The description created for the 1984-1986 and 1988-1989 scrapbooks was retained.
- A Guide to the Anne Harter Collection of Credit Women International (CWI) Scrapbooks, Harrisonburg, Virginia Chapter, 1984-1994
- Chelsea Tholen, Tiffany Cole
- June 2013, November 2019
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