Queen Elizabeth High School collection

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Queen Elizabeth High School collection

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  • 1943-2007 (Creation)
    Queen Elizabeth High School

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  • 35 cm of textual records
  • 1 photograph: b&w; mounted

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Queen Elizabeth High School was a Halifax peninsula high school from 1942-2007. The student bodies of the Halifax Academy (Sackville and Brunswick) and the Bloomfield High School (Robie and Almon) combined in the new high school at Robie and Bell Rd. Several extensions were added to the building over the years, until 2007 when QEHS combined with neighbouring St. Pat's High School to become Citadel High School in a new building on the former Nova Scotia Community College site at Bell, Trollope and Ahern.

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Collection consists of ephemera collected at the close of QEHS, including a photo of the first graduating class, with students and teachers names labelled; 2 school pins; the programme of the 1951 Opening of the Auditorium and Gymnasium, as well as the programme for the first opera, Erminie, in the new auditorium, newspaper clippings scrapbooks of school activities created by the Student Council, covering the years: 1950-1952, 1958-1959, 1967-1968; student directories, 1946-1972 (missing 1957); the guest-book from the 50th Anniversary reunion in 1993; a poster for the 2007 final school musical "Titanic"; and 2 1996 publications: "QEHS Profile" and "QEHS Improvement Plan".

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Most material was donated on behalf of Queen Elizabeth High School by principal Kelly MacLeod, in 2007. Three of the four volumes of scrapbooks were donated by Leah Fergusson, designate historian of the group planning the 2007 QEHS reunion, via Joanne McCarthy, HPL librarian, in 2016.


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Key to Names in Queen Elizabeth High School Grade 12 Graduation photograph, 1943:
Back Row: James Murdoch, Kenneth Gaskin, Charles Barrett, Alan Conrad, Gordon Hubbard, James Gay, George Davis, Leslie Jackson
Second from top row: Peter Howard, Harold Crosby, Philip Moore, Clyde Blakeney, Donald Dakin, Philip Heckman, Harry Poulos, Alfred Gordon, David Roe, Gerald McCarthy, Edward Marriott, Graham Shellnut, Earl Dexter, William Ogilvie, Carl Dexter, Keilor Bentley
Third from top row: Florence Hilton, Sadie Newbury, Florence Melitides, Gwen Barton, Pearl Schwartz, Edith Kline, Marjorie Power, Mary Burgess, Joan Fry, Margaret Mitchell, Shirley Dics, Audrey Shatford, Elsie Harris, Vivian Lusher, Marjorie Langin, Claire Cameron, Goldie Carson, Phyllis Welsman, Edna Hanrahan
Teacher's Row: Mr. O.F. Fritze, Mr. C.K. Allen, Mr. W.L. Bowers, Miss L.S. Creighton, Mr. L.B. Hannon, Miss J. Henry, Miss M. White, Miss J. Curtis, Mrs. M.H. Fleming, Mr. R.E. Marshall - Principal, Mr. A.W. Cunningham - Vice-Principal, Miss D. Smyth, Miss B. Thomas,
Mr. H.R. Fraser, Miss M. Gorham, Miss E. Blois
Second from front row: Alan Timmins, Pete Flynn, Kenneth Dauphinee, Charman Cousins, Alan Fralick, Lloyd Morley, Ralph Peckham, Lewis Bell, Carl Giffin, George Smith, Loris Blofield, Douglas Oakley, George Cox, Kenneth Burn
Front row: Rosemary Allen, Muriel Chisholm, Nita Sederis, Beryl Whalen, Priscilla Jefferson, Sheila Lyttle, Helen Freeman, Florence Rasley, Lois Gilroy, Erma Geddes, Constance Etter, Mary Archer, Betty Thorne, Jean MacDonald, Lynn MacNearney, Eleanor Dawes, Enid Aronoff

Associated materials

Spring Garden Road Memorial Library holds the QEHS 50th Anniversary booklet: "Queen Elizabeth High School 1943-1993 : 50 years!", as well as the "Elizabethan", the school yearbook, 1943-2006. School records are held by the Halifax Regional School Board.

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