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Anne Pieroni Szopa papers

Identifier: UA-071

Content Description

This collection contains materials created and used by Anne Pieroni Szopa from 1958 to 2006. It includes Szopa's coursework from her undergraduate and graduate coursework from the College of Mount St. Joseph and Ball State University, respectively. It also contains publications, research materials, and coursework from her time as a professor of gender studies at Ball State University. Finally, it includes some personal papers, including correspondence and photographs.


  • Creation: 1958 - 2006

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Anne Pieroni Szopa was born on June 8, 1943 in Muncie, Indiana to Judge Mario and Jane Pieroni. She attended Burris Laboratory School, a division of Ball State University, and earned a BA in English in 1965 from College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio. Szopa also attended Ball State University, where she earned an MA in Sociology in 1976 and PhD in Social Science in 1986.

While working toward her doctorate degree, Szopa was an Instructor of Sociology at Ball State, where she assisted in founding the Women and Gender Studies Program. After 1989, she became a professor at Indiana University East in Richmond, where she became a tenured professor of Sociology, and for a time also served as the Chair of the Division of Behavioral and Social Science and the Co-Coordinator of the Women and Gender Studies Program (which was another program she helped found). She passed away on November 28th, 2013 at the age of 70.

Both Ball State and IU East have scholarships in Szopa’s honor available to students studying women’s and gender’s studies.


3.4 Cubic Feet

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Sue Wilson on 2021/06/16.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN:

UA-032: Women's and Gender Studies Program records

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2023/05/26 by Ellis Smalley. EAD finding aid created by Ellis Smalley on 2023/06/01. EAD finding aid edited by Lindsey Vesperry on 2023/06/01.

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Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA