Katy Hughes


I first became interested in Archives when I was a history student at UVIC, using the BC Archives reference room for my own research. I started working here in 1991 as an auxiliary employee and eventually moved into a position as archivist.

I spent many years working in the reference room before switching to the acquisition of private records and the appraisal of government records. Since 2010 I have spent most of my time working on backlog processing, descriptive standards and archival systems.


BA, history, University of Victoria

Areas of Interest

Archival systems including databases

Archival descriptive standards

Processing backlog government and private records in all media

Contact Katy Hughes

Email: khughes@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Latest Articles

Eagle cam

June 17, 2015 3:54 pm

One of the many interesting ways to spend time on the internet is to view wildlife webcams.  You can probably guess how old […]

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Miners in Atlin

May 28, 2015 10:10 am

The lure of gold brought many miners to Atlin.  At the BC Archives we have several metres of government records relating to mining […]

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Gold Rush in Atlin BC

May 8, 2015 3:18 pm

The Muirhead brothers, Charles H. and Lewis P., were born in Scotland in the 1870’s.  By 1893 they had arrived in North America.  […]

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…and the infamous

April 2, 2015 9:13 am

Most British Columbians have heard of Bill Miner the train robber, but how about his accomplice Shorty Dunn? Dunn’s real name was John […]

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Contact with the famous

March 20, 2015 8:57 am

George Winkler lived in Victoria on and off throughout his life and often maintained an office here to run his various mining concerns. […]

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