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COLLECTION Identifier: A/A394

Suffrage postcards of Sara M. Algeo, 1912-1913


Suffrage postcards of Sara M. Algeo


  • 1912-1913


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the postcards created by Sara M. Algeo as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


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Collection consists of two of two suffrage postcards sent to Sara M. Algeo: one in black and white by the Artists' Suffrage League, "Young New Zealand...'Oh Grandpa! What a funny old machine. Why don't you get one like mine?'"; and one in color, "United Equal Suffrage States of America/ Utah 1896 the third state to enter/the union of states as they ought to be."


Sara Louise MacCormack Algeo was born in Cohasset, Massachusetts, to John and Sarah Clements MacCormack. She attended Boston University (A.B. 1899), and Brown University (A.M.1911). Sara M. Algeo taught at Cranston High School in Cranston, Rhode Island, from 1899 until her marriage in 1907 to James Walker Algeo.

Sara M. Algeo was active with the Rhode Island League of Working Women's Clubs; the College Equal Suffrage League in Rhode Island; the Rhode Island Woman Suffrage Association; and the Providence League of Women Voters. Sara M. Algeo represented the National American Woman Suffrage Association at the 1920 congress of the International Suffrage Alliance at Geneva. In 1925, she published The Story of a Sub-Pioneer, which was an account of the Rhode Island suffragist movement.

Sara M. Algeo died on November 17, 1953, in Barrington, Rhode Island.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 82-M69

The postcards of Sara M. Algeo were removed from the Schlesinger Library Subject File in 1982.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital Surrogates of the items in this collection are available through the Adam Matthew online database Gender: Identity and Social Change (Access restricted to subscribing institutions).

Processing Information

Processed: February 1984

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional description added: March 2022

By: Cat Lea Holbrook

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by gifts from the Zetlin Sisters Fund, the Jane Rainie Opel ’50 Fund, and the Gerard Schlesinger Library Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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