Katy Hughes


Katy Hughes joined the BC Archives in 1991, after completing a BA in history at the University of Victoria.

Katy spent many years as a reference archivist before focusing on the acquisition of private records and the appraisal of government records. Since 2010 she has led the descriptive work of photographic records for the cold storage project, completing the work on more than 250,000 photographs. She has also worked to reduce the backlog of unprocessed and undescribed private records.


BA, history, University of Victoria

Areas of Interest

Acquisition of private records, including textual, graphic, sound, moving image and cartographic records

Appraisal and selection of private and government records in all media

Arrangement and description of private and government records in all media

Contact Katy Hughes

Email: khughes@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Latest Articles

Yukon Joe

October 24, 2016 4:44 pm

The BC Archives recently acquired two photographs of Yukon Joe.  They were taken around 1950 by Kenneth Katzalay on the John Hart Highway […]

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A new view of “Spirit”

February 10, 2016 3:17 pm

Image I-03188, Aerial view of new Archives building, ca. 1977.  “Spirit” in pond. In 1965 the Department of Public Works began to build […]

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A Corporate Christmas part two

December 18, 2015 2:59 pm

Here are some more examples of Corporate Christmas cards taken from 920334-0001 (Vertical files). This one is from the Bank of Montreal in […]

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A Corporate Christmas

December 17, 2015 11:47 am

At this time of year we often receive Christmas and other holiday cards from banks, shops, newspapers and other businesses. The BC Archives […]

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