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

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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