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

Views of Victoria

July 17, 2019 9:23 am

Frank Stanley Martin was a Victoria jeweller who made a hobby of photographing the city in the 1950s and 60s.  He was also […]

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Letters from the north

November 21, 2018 4:42 pm

I recently came across a small batch of letters while I was looking for something else.  The letters, described as PR-1615, were to […]

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Ship pics

June 18, 2018 10:53 am

Don’t say that too quickly. I recently enjoyed looking through an old photograph album that was given to the Provincial Library and Archives […]

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Civil Defence in British Columbia

May 29, 2018 4:41 pm

Last summer I worked with some really interesting records that illuminated the “Home Front” situation in British Columbia during World War 2. Activity, […]

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