Katey Watson

University Title:
Clinical Assistant Professor, France A. Córdova Archivist
Archives & Special Collections
Stewart Center

Professional Information

Courses Taught:
HONR 499: Purdue University and the Gender Revolution (co-instructor), Purdue University 2019
*For guest lectures and embedded instruction, see "Other."*
Research Areas:
Women's history; Representation in archives; Inclusive description and cataloguing; Teaching with primary sources
Master of Information: Archives & Records Management; Book History & Print Culture, University of Toronto, 2011-2013
Honours Bachelor of Arts, History & English, York University, 2006-2011
Professional Experience:
Archivist, Royal BC Museum and BC Archives, 2017-2019
Archivist, Girl Guides of Canada Ontario Council, 2014-2017
Photo Archives Assistant, Toronto Star, 2013-2014
Collections Assistant, Markham Museum, 2011-2014
Honors and Awards:
Dean’s Award for Significant Advancement, Purdue University, 2021
Dean's Team Award, Purdue University, 2019
Memberships and Service:
Society of Indiana Archivists: Member, 2019-; Program Committee, 2020, 2021; Webmaster, 2021-
Archives Association of British Columbia: Member, 2018-2019; Conference Program Planning Committee, 2018.
Toronto Area Archivists’ Group/Archives Association of Ontario: Member, 2016-2017; Treasurer, 2016-2017; Conference Committee, 2017.
Archives Association of Ontario: Member, 2014-2017.
Association of Canadian Archivists: Member, 2012-2014; Student Chapter Secretary, 2012-2013.

Council Equity Inclusion and Belonging: Member, 2020 -
Purdue Libraries Administrative Professional Advisory Committee (LAPSAC): Member-at-large, 2020-2021; Vice Chair, 2021- .


Peer Reviewed Papers
Watson, K. & Morris, S. (2020). Success and Silences: Diversifying the Purdue Archives and Special Collections, Peer Reviewed, Working Paper Series: Navigating Careers in the Academy: Gender, Race, and Class, 2(2), 25-36.

Curated Exhibitions
Watson, K. (2021). Not Given but Earned: Women's Fight for the Vote. Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, West Lafayette, IN, USA.

Watson, K. (2019). BC Archives celebrates its 125th anniversary. BC Archives, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Watson, K. (2018). Voices from the Vault: Accessing audiovisual records on obsolete media. Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC, Canada.


Invited talks
Watson, K. (2021). Powerful Women of Purdue. Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Lafayette, IN, USA.

Watson, K. (2019). Introduction to Archives. Tippecanoe County Extension Homemakers, Lafayette, IN, USA.

Watson, K. (2019). Conducting historical research. Indiana League of Women Voters, Lafayette, IN, USA.

Conferences and workshops
Gabin, N., Morris, S., Schmitz, S., and Watson, K. (2019). Archiving as a Radical Act [Conference workshop]. Women in Leadership, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.

Bartel, A. (Host). (2021, February 10). Full Steam Ahead: Black History Month (No. 91) [Podcast episode]. In Full Steam Ahead. FOX59.

Cooper, V. (2018, October 11). Agnes Deans Cameron (Season 7, Episode 5) [Television interview]. In This Week in History. CHEKTV.

Other Information

Course Instruction
ILS 69310: Digital and Analog Archives (guest lecturer), Purdue University 2020
HIST 39500: Purdue Change Makers (embedded instructor), Purdue University, 2020
HIST 47005: Women and Health in America (guest lecturer), Purdue University 2019