Annex D1 and E1
Date of the items: 1910-2013
Physical description: 2 metres
Title: Queen Mary School Fonds
Creator: Susan Matthews
Repository: Trent Valley Archives
Reference number: TVA Fonds 725
Scope and contents: The fonds consists of documents, photographs, yearbooks and other materials compliled for the 100th aniversary of Queen Mary School. The materials cover the history of the school and its students from before its opening in 1913 to its 100th anniversary in 2013. The collection also has materials related to Safety Patrols across the city and Queen Mary’s Summer Theatre; and regesters from Queen Mary School, King George School, the Retarded Children’s School and the Havelock Public School.
Access Conditions: No Restrictions
Finding aid: See separate file listing in Excel
Accruals: No further accruals are expected
Custodial history: Susan Mathews was a former principal at Queen Mary School and collected these materials for the celebration of Queen Mary’s 100th anniversary. She donated them to the Trent Valley Archives.
Biographical sketch: Queen Mary School opened in 1913. King George V had just had his coronation, so the city’s board of education recommended that the new school be named after his wife, Mary. Initially it had twelve classrooms, a library, a principals office, a teacher’s lounge, a janitor’s office, and a storeroom, but was renovated several times afterwards.
In 1948, a new wing was added to the north end of the original building, accommodating five more classrooms, a kindergarten room, and a 392-seat auditorium. In 1965, a second wing was added to the south end of the school, accommodating a gymnasium, another storage room, a kitchen, another teacher’s lounge, and two more classrooms, connected to the main building by an overhead passageway.
The school is still in operation today (2022), and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013.
Related fonds at TVA: There are no fonds at TVA with a close link to this one.
Queen Mary’s 100th Anniversary
Queen Mary Summer Theatre
Public School Registers
Separate School Registers
List of Files: See separate file listing in Excel.