Download Full Text (241 KB)


This is a collection of personal and professional papers related to the Hopkins v. Price Waterhouse (Wash., D.C. Federal District Court) and Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins (U. S. Supreme Court) cases. The final decision capped a seven-year battle against Hopkins’ employer for gender discrimination and her final victory in 1990 helped to expand workplace discrimination laws to include gender stereotyping.

The collection date ranges from 1967-2001 and includes correspondence, court documents, materials related to the book So Ordered: Making Partner the Hard Way (University of Massachusetts Press, c1996), newspaper and periodical publications, photographs, and a scrapbook.

Additional personal correspondence (1965-1989) between Hopkins and a former Hollins professor are located in a separate collection: Julia Randall Papers.

Publication Date



Hollins University


Roanoke, Va.


Gender discrimination, Sex discrimination, Workplace discrimination, Accounting firms, Law suits, U.S. Supreme Court, Court cases, Price Waterhouse (Firm), Hopkins, Ann Branigar, Hollins Alumnae and alumni, Manuscripts, Correspondence, Special collections, Hollins College, Randall, Julia, So Ordered: Making Partner the Hard Way (Book).


Accounting | Archival Science | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Higher Education | Law and Gender | Library and Information Science

Custom Citation

Finding aid for Ann Hopkins Papers. Special Collections, Wyndham Robertson Library, Hollins University, Roanoke, Va.

Ann Hopkins Papers.