Harter, Anne Collection of Credit Women International (CWI) Scrapbooks, Harrisonburg, Virginia Chapter, 1984-1994

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Summary Information

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Harter, Mary Anne Liskey, 1937-2018
Anne Harter Collection of Credit Women International (CWI) Scrapbooks, Harrisonburg, Virginia Chapter
Collection No.:
SC 0228
4 boxes, 1.31 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English .
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.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Anne Harter Collection of Credit Women International (CWI) Scrapbooks, Harrisonburg, Virginia Chapter, 1984-1994 SC 0228, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Bio/Historical Note

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.

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Revision Description

Updated to reflect new collection number and addition of new scrapbook. 2019-10-30

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

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.

Processing Information

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.


Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • Scrapbooks
  • Photographs
  • Printed Ephemera
  • Newsletters


  • Credit Women-International -- History
  • Credit Women-International: Credit Professionals -- History
  • Credit unions -- Women -- History
  • Credit unions -- Virginia -- History

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Obituary of Marie Anne Liskey Harter, Daily News-Record, December 12, 2018.

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Disbound scrapbook, 1984-1986
November 1984, November 1984

Executive Committee of Harrisonburg CWI; Lazarus, fine fashions of Virginia; Ron Powell; Steve Hall; CWI Emergency Medical Record I.D. Card; November 1984 Newsletter

box 1 folder 1
December 1984, December 1984

Regular meeting CWI Harrisonburg Part 1, Regular Meeting Harrisonburg CWI Part 2, Newsletter #11, Comic

box 1 folder 2
January 1985, January 1985

Stickers, CWI Is Love, Regular Meeting- Harrisonburg CWI, Credit Women News Clipping, Notes from David's Speaking on 3 "C"s of success (Part 1), Notes from David's Speaking on 3 "C"s of success (Part 2), City Chamber Plans Dale Carnegie Class, What the Dale Carnegie Course can help you do for yourself pamphlet, January 1985 Newsletter

box 1 folder 3
February 1985, February 1985

1984-1985 District XII Conference- Pittsburgh PA Tour Speakers and Banquets; District XII 1984-1985 1st Flight- Pittsburgh, PA Accident for Attention; 1984-1985 Dist. XII Conference- Pittsburgh Int. Pres. Anne & Int. V. Pres; 1984-1985 District XII- Pittsburgh Banquets and Meetings; Two Women in a Bed; Women with Wine Bottle; Installation Banquet, February 17, 1985; Greater Pittsburgh International Airport Pamphlet; Newsletter #10; This Week in Pittsburgh Key; 42nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Consumer Credit & Collection Conference (Itinerary); Conference News; Greater Pittsburgh International Airport Stand Pamphlet; Pittsburgh Marriot Map; 42nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Consumer Credit & Collection Conference (Mixer); 42nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Consumer Credit & Collection Conference (Installation and Awards Banquet); 42nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Consumer Credit & Collection Conference (Coffee and Danish); 42nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Consumer Credit & Collection Conference (Installation Banquet); Annual Installation Banquet; Point to your Future in Credit; Elizabeth Allebaugh February Meeting on Consumer Credit Education; District Twelve Conference; February 1985 Newsletter

box 1 folder 4
March 1985, March 1985

Hi Ann! (March 16, 1985); Bridal Shower at Regular Meeting for Stephanie Carr; Pictures at March 1985 Meeting; Community Mediation Center Pamphlet; Installation Ceremony, September Meeting, 1985 Membership Drive (1984-1985); March Meeting & Installation, Stephanie Carr & Mary Phillips; Grand Piano and Furniture Co. History of Shirley Ann Southerly; Vicky S. Wenger History; Alice Coffman Martens History; Teresa A. Breeden History; Community Mediation Center; Mary Lynn Rexrode History; Williette S. Moyers History; The Women Executive Pamphlet; Comic; Installation Ceremony March 19, 1985; Community Mediation Center Letter; March 1985 Newsletter

box 1 folder 5
April 1985, April 1985

April 1985, Harrisonburg Daily News-Record Credit Women; Valley Chatter; National Consumer Credit Education Week 1985; Easter Wishes for You; Credit Women News Clipping (Lyle Cameron); Public Record Bulletin; April 1985 Newsletter

box 1 folder 6
May 1985, May 1985

'Grace Heatwole- Color Consultant'; Credit Women International Of Virginia, Anne L. Harter; Credit Women News Clipping John Sowers; 'Man At Lecture'; 'At a Meeting around a Table'; 'Man Presenting to a group'; Executive Board; Women Talking around a Table; Women at a Table; Women at a Park Bench; Front Table; Man Speaking at Front Table; Woman addressing at Front Table; VA Conference May, 1985- Omni- Norfolk Business Meeting & Election of Officers; CWI- May Meeting- Guests; Letter to Debbie from Anne Harter; Discover the Many sides of the Waterside; Virginia Retail Merchants Association; Omni Conference Itinerary, Omni Button Cover; Portside Pamphlet; Virginia Credit Women International Program; Omni International Hotel Pamphlet; Omni Hotel Receipt; May 1985 Newsletter; Awards and Installation Luncheon May 19; Flowers; Women in Pink Dresses; Virginia State Conference May, 1985- Omni- Norfolk Speakers, Banquet & Tours; Ways & Means- May 1985, Bake Sale at Valley Mall; Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Report

box 1 folder 7
June 1985, June 1985

Newsletter June 1985, Prospective Member Letter June 1985; May Meeting 1985 Speaker Violet Allain Professor JMU "Management- Two Perspectives"; A Letter from Mary Miller; Thank you letter from Margaret Pitcher; Letter from Bonnie Dispanet; International Credit Conference, June 16-18, 1985 Toronto; Roanoke Executive Wins Award of Excellence; International Credit Conference Optional Tours; The Inner Circle; Bonnie C. Dispanet Stepping down letter

box 1 folder 8
July 1985, July 1985

July Newsletter 1985, William Page Presenting at the meeting, William Page Card, July Meeting- 1985- Speaker- William Page Val Com Computer Center "Computers for Small Bus"

box 1 folder 9
August 1985, August 1985

August 1985 Newsletter; Education Award Certificate Credit Women (100% Passed Exam); Letter from Esther Worthington; Criteria for Candidate Nomination, CWI Boss of the Year; CWI Officers in Training Seminar; Leadership Seminary, Dist. XII- Charlottesville Aug. 24, 1985; Itinerary August 24 1985; CWI Boss of the Year Application; Valley Chatter

box 1 folder 10
September 1985, September 1985

September Newsletter; September Meeting- 1985, Speaker Jerry Hopkins (1984 Boss of the Year) "The Sweet Juicy Grapes Can Be Yours (Plus other topic??); "The Sweet Juicy Grapes Can Be Yours" Address; September Meeting- 1985 Installation New members (membership drive); Women Inducted; Member duties; Acceptance letter from Leonard R. Shifflette; CWI Women in in the Work Force and Color Analysis Seminar; Fashion Show Pictures; Stress and Fashion Seminary Planned; Invitation to Roanoke's Installation; A Seminar for Today's Women; List of What Women Were Wearing & Price

box 1 folder 11
Installation of Winchester's CWI, 1985-1986

Installation of Officer, November 12, 1985; News Clipping, 2nd meeting- Winchester Election of Officers & By Laws Dist. & State Officer in Attendance Eva Lineberry & Nancy Gibson; Newly Elected Officers- CWI Winchester, VA; Newspaper Clipping, Credit Women International; New Club Formed; Agenda; Welcome CWI Letter to Deborah from Esther; Credit Women International Meeting- Winchester, VA; Presentation of Charter of CWI of the Shenandoah Valley; State Officer Nancy Gibson VA State 1st VP, District Officer, Eva Lineberry 1st VP; International Officer Veni Whill, International Secretary, CWI of the Shenandoah Valley Officers, 1985-1986; Installation of New officers CWI of the Shen. Valley, Winchester, VA. Presentation of Gavel to Winchester CWI from Harrisonburg CWI; Speaker—Finance One, Winchester VA; 4th Meeting- Winchester VA, Presentation of Charter, Anna Claytor, H'burg pres. Anne Harter, H'Burg Past Pres, Debbie Wakeman, Winchester Pres, Meeting Presentation of Chapter Distrct XII President; Letter from Debbie C. Wakeman

box 1 folder 12
October 1985, October 1985

Invitations; Club Auction, Way & Means Project; Hampton CWI denial; Hagerstown Maryland Invitation; Petersburg CWI Bosses Banquet Invitation; Decline from Marilyn Landers; Charlottesville Invitation; Promissory Note, CWI Sixth Annual Bosses Night and Installation; Skit for Bosses Night; Valley Chatter; Presentation of Marth B. Gleason Bracelet from Immediate Past President given by Martha to H'burg Club- Installation of New Officers 1985-1986; Letter from Pat Batten; Presentation of 5 Year Perfect Attendance Award- Anne Anve; Letter from Anna; Thanks from Anne; Thanks from Anne Vance; Ron and Anne; Pilot Club installs Vance as President; Bowen is Promoted; Kline Attends Credit School; Dispanet named to NACM Board; Harrisonburg Pilot; First American Names Manager; Dinnie Dean and Mary Rexrode; Phylliss Kline and Karen Thompson Angie Arndt and Betty Propst (Credit Bureau Staff); Karen Thompson And Sara Bailey (Credit Bureau Staff); Anne Vance, Anna Claytor; Linda Ritche; Take It from One Who Knows, Don't Give All to Family, Job; Penney Official Speaks on Credit; Sears Considering General Purpose Credit Card; Consumers Advised to Check Credit Files; Dun & Bradstreet Sells Data on Contractors; Employees' Appearance Reflects on Company's Business Image; Newsletter, October 1985

box 2 folder 1
Pamphlets and articles, 1984-1985

How the New Equal Credit Opportunity Act Affects you; How to Establish and Use Credit; Your Credit Rating; What the Credit Granter needs to know about the fair credit reporting act; Consumers, Credit Bureaus and the Fair Credit Reporting Act; Credit Reporting Industry Security Standards; Credit Creditability; Solving Credit Problems; $50,000 to $100,000 group Term life insurance; How the New Equal Credit Opportunity Act Affects you; Credit & Collection Clinic; Consumer Trends; Consumers, Collectors and the Fair Debt Collection practices Act; What the Credit Grantor needs to know about the fair Debt Collection Practices Act; Your Credit Rating; Electronic Fund transfer (Regulation E); Options for Savers; Highlights of the Fair Credit Reporting Act for Credit Grantors; Bankruptcy Strategies for Creditors; Notice to Consumers; Virginia General District Courts Information Pamphlet; Virginia Courts in Brief; Consumer Credit Protection Act, Amendments; Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984; Title VI- Consumer Credit Reporting; Credit Women International- District XII- April 1985; Credit Women International- Fall 1984; Credit Women International- Spring 1985; Management Magazine, Conference/Financial Report 1984; Credit World 1985 (Vol. 73, No. 3, January/February); Specialist must work alone; Young, Old women out of Work Find the Job Market is Still Tight; Too Old to Get Credit; Be your Own Best friend; Money Talks by Richard Blodgett; Credit Cards, Their Use, Abuse Increasing; Employers Key on Expression

box 2 folder 2
Disbound scrapbook, 1984-1985, 1988-1989
Martinsville Henry County, 1988-1989

Women Posing (Names on Back); Pictures at the Bosses Night in Martinsville; Bosses Night Invitation to Martinsville; Credit Women International of Martinsville and Henry County, Virginia

box 2 folder 3
Danville, 1988-1989

To Anne, from Gabriela Lea; Coffee Cream, Danville Credit Women; Chewing Gum Keeps you awake BETTER than Coffee; Danville Installation of Officers; Light Your Way, Danville Credit Professionals

box 2 folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1988-1989

Souvenir Impression of the Seal of the Treasurer of the Sovereign State of West Virginia; Annual Installation Banquet; A. James Manchin, Treasurer of State; CWI: Credit Professionals, Mid-Atlantic Council Newsletter #3; Luncheon, CWI, District XII, Arlington; Anne, from Mary Rexrode; Annual Installation Banquet, March 20, 1989; 77th Annual International Credit Conference; Anne's Name Tag; Photos at the 77th Annual International Credit Conference; Anne's Name Tag; Note from Nancy Gibson; Name tag, Anne Harter; Thanks from Hazel; Congratulations from Jay; Morning Worship, April 24, 1988; Delegate Ribbon; To Anne, From Dot; Image Impact Workshop; Virginia State President Napkin; Congratulations from Divine (?) Jeannie, & Mary; Congratulations from Dot; Virginia CWI Credit Professionals Breakfast; Congratulations from Jo; Forty-Eight Installation Banquet Mid Atlantic Council District Twelve, March 20, 1988; Anne, from Eva; To Anne, from Sheryl; Congratulations from Phyllis Caffey; Virginia CWI: Credit Professionals 26th Installation & Awards Banquet; 27th Annual State Conference; Anne from Venie B. Whitt; CWI Credit Professionals of Pennsylvania State Conference, September 1988; Note from Venie Whitt, re: Anne Harter's Travels; Letter to Anne from JoAnne; Newsletter #3, March 27, 1989; Itinerary for Virginia State Conference 04/21/89-4/23/89; Spring State Conference Newsletter; Newsletter #2, November; Flyer #3, April 7, 1989; Newsletter #1, April 1988; Newsletter #8 November 1988; Newsletter #11, February 1989; Newsletter #12, March 1989; To Anne, from Phyllis; Newsletter #1 August, 1988; Newsletter #2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 October 1988- April 1989; Photos of Members; Women around a Table

box 2 folder 5
Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County, 1988-1989

Members at a Barbeque; Credit Professionals Officers installed; CWI Professionals, Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County; Key; First Annual Bosses Night, October 11, 1988

box 2 folder 6
Charlottesville, 1988-1989

Photos of Members (Description in Folder), Invitation, Bosses Banquet 1988, Speech for Installation

box 2 folder 7
Covington, Clifton Forge, 1988-1989

Bosses Night 4/15/89, Officers Installed, Photos of Members, Nancy from Janis, Covington-Clifton Forge Credit Women Professionals, Invitation

box 2 folder 8
Hampton, 1988-1989

Photos of Members; Invitation to Bosses Banquet; Hampton Bosses Banquet September 22, 1988

box 2 folder 9
Lexington, Buena Vista, 1988-1989

Anne from Doris and all members, Memo from Anne Harter

box 2 folder 10
Lynchburg, 1988-1989

Officers for 87-88, Lynchburg CWI; CWI, 41st Annual Bosses' Banquet October 5, 1988; Invitation Lynchburg's Bosses Night

box 2 folder 11
Petersburg, 1988-1989

Blank Meeting list notes; Newsletter #3, January 24, 1989; Invitation to Petersburg Installation and Bosses Banquet; Members (Two Women)

box 2 folder 12
Credit Women International 1984-1985 Harrisonburg VA, 1984-1985

Photos of Members; Newsletter #3 Oct. & Nov. 1984; To Anne from Esther Worthington; Newsletter #1 October 1984; Congratulations from Kristie; Skit; Anne Harter Name Tag; Shield Pin; CWI Installs New Officers; President Installed; Credit Women International of Harrisonburg VA 1984-1985 Committees; Valley Chatter; Roster; Presidents Message; CWI October 16, 1984

box 2 folder 13
Suffolk, 1988-1989

Harter Named State CWI President, Photos of Members, Thank you from Hazel, Photos of Members, Harrisonburg CWI, With Congratulations from Juanita, VP Spreads word on CWI, Speech, Speech for Installation of Officers, Update from Gail C. Williams, Fruit Basket Drink and peanuts from Gail and Lucy, Bosses Banquet Invitation, Thank you from Gail, Anne Harter Name tag, Suffolk CWI: Credit Professionals Bosses' Banquet

box 3 folder 1
Northern Virginia, Fairfax, 1988-1989

Last Minute Memo, 49th Installation Banquet Mid-Atlantic Council District Twelve, Anne Harter Name Tag, Installation Banquet Invitation and Photos, Thanks from Frances, You've Come a Long Way Baby

box 3 folder 2
Newport News, 1988-1989

Saint Vincent de Paul Church, November 29, 1988; Inside Business; Photos of Members; Invitation to CWI Bosses Banquet; Bosses Banquet and Installation of Officers October 5, 1988; Membership Bulletin, January 1989; First Impressions; Join a Winning Team of Credit Professionals; First Impressions, March 4, 1989

box 3 folder 3
Harrisonburg, 1988-1989

Bankruptcy Increase Costly for Consumers; Club Notes; Thank you Anne from Alice Martens; Business People and Dorothy R. Hinnant; Carrier of the Year; Certificate of Perfect Attendance to Anne Harter; Harrisonburg CWI: CP Installation October 18, 1988; CWI- Credit Professionals, Bosses Banquet/Installation October 18, 1988

box 3 folder 4
Norfolk, 1988-1989

Photos of Members; Speech; Photos of Members (Description on Paper/Back); CWI-CP Officers Norfolk, VA 1988-1989; Bosses Night, October 4, 1988

box 3 folder 5
Shenandoah Valley, 1988-1989

CWI previews, March 1989; Photos of Members; CWI Bosses Night, March 21, 1989; Thank you Anne from Cindy McClain; Invitation to Installation Meeting, October 11, 1988; Thank you Anne, from Cindy McClain; CWI Credit Professionals, Bosses Night, March 21, 1989 Invitation; CWI Credit Professionals of the Shenandoah Valley, Installation of Officers; CWI Credit Professionals of the Shenandoah Valley, Bosses Night, March 8, 1988; Anne Harter Name Tag

box 3 folder 6
Roanoke, 1988-1989

Photos of Members; Reach for the Stars; Thank you Anne, from Grace; Installation of Officers, September 15, 1988; Name Tag; Club News; CWI: Credit Professionals of Roanoke, 1988-1989; Invitation to President's Tea; CWI Credit Professionals elect Officers; Credit Professionals elect New officers; Grace Poff will speak for CWI; President's Tea napkin; The Jefferson Club Napkin; Photos of members; Bosses Night, May 10, 1988

box 3 folder 7
Richmond, 1988-1989

Photos of members, Education Communication "Progress through Communication Strength Through Education

box 3 folder 8
Portsmouth, 1988-1989

Invitation Bosses Banquet; Late Summer Luau, September 20, 1988; Photos of members; Ticket to Bosses Banquet; Name Tag; Photos of Members

box 3 folder 9
Bound scrapbook, 1991-1994 box OV 1