Queen Elizabeth High School collection
Retrieval code: CR 15
1943-2007


Physical description35 cm of textual records
 1 photograph: b&w; mounted

Scope and contentCollection 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".

Administrative history or biographical sketch

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.


Immediate source of acquisition or transfer 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.

Availability of other formats noteDigital image of photo is available

Related groups of records in different fondsSpring 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.

Provenance access point Queen Elizabeth High School Click to view detail.

Last updatedJanuary 22, 2018

Document(s)Click to view the digital object.- Key to names in class photo








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