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

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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