Lara Wilson

M.A. (UVic)

Areas of research:

  • Electronic records preservation
  • Transgender archival collections
  • Artists archives (contemporary art)

How have your History in Art studies helped you since you graduated?
Following my MA thesis on the photo album of Nellie McClung held by BC Archives, I decided to do an archival studies Masters at UBC. I am now the Director of Special Collections & University Archivist at UVic - I wouldn't be where I am today without HA and wide variety of courses that allowed me to discover my true interests.

Brief Biography
Lara Wilson is the Director of Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Victoria, and has worked in the areas of private records acquisition, access & privacy, and records management for 12 years. She holds a Master of Arts from the University of Victoria, and Master of Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia. She is the past president of the Archives Association of British Columbia, and chair of the Canadian Council of Archives.


Detail of the "Everywomens Books" stained glass sign, from the Victoria Women's Movement Archives

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