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Cliff Hight

Lecturer of School of Library and Information Management


M.A., History, University at Albany, State University of New York

M.S.I.S., Archives and Records Administration, University at Albany, State University of New York

B.A., History, Weber State University

A.A., History, Snow College

Research Interests

Archival Acquisition and Appraisal

Collection Management

Digital Archives

Records Management

Web Archiving

Selected Professional Activities

AtoM Foundation Roadmap Committee

Kansas City Area Archivists

Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board

Midwest Archives Conference

Society of American Archivists, Dictionary Working Group

Society of American Archivists

Selected Publications and Presentations

Hight, Cliff. “Meandering Collection Data: A Migration from Archon to AtoM.” Society of American Archivists (SAA) Collection Management Section Annual Meeting, Aug 2019.

Hight, Cliff. “Burns like a Prairie Fire: Improving Access to University Records through Reappraisal,” in Reappraisal and Deaccessioning in Archives and Special Collections, ed. Laura Uglean Jackson. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

Hight, Cliff, Ashley Todd-Diaz, Becky Schulte, and Michael Church. “Collaboration Made It Happen! The Kansas Archive-It Consortium,” Journal of Western Archives 8:2 (2017), Article 4.

Williams, Sheryl (chair), Cliff Hight, Patty Nicholas, and Megan Macken. “Collaborative Web Archiving: Lessons from Kansas.” MAC Annual Meeting, Omaha, Apr 2017.

Hight, Cliff, and James Smith. “‘Keep This, Toss That’: Improving Records Management at an Academic Institution,” Archival Issues 37:2 (2016), 43–58.

Hight, Cliff, and Ashley Todd-Diaz. “Piece of KAIC: Making a Web Archiving Consortium from Scratch.” Archive-It Partner Meeting, Aug 2015.

Briwa, Robert, and Cliff Hight. “Enhancing Access to Primary Sources through Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration and the Digital Humanities: The Stephen L. and Enid Stover Papers.” In Proceedings of the Kansas State University Digital Humanities Symposium in Manhattan, Kansas, February 27–28, 2015, available at

Bryan, Ruth (chair), Trevor Alvord, Frank Boles, Cliff Hight, and Jay Trask. “Burning Decisions: Case Studies of Appraisal with Large or Complex Sets of Records to Improve Access.” SAA Annual Meeting, Aug 2014.

Hight, Cliff (chair), Stephanie Bennett, Ruth Bryan, Tamar Chute, Gary Cox, Sammie Morris, Trista Raezer, Adonna Thompson, and Anke Voss. “Part Theory, Part Therapy: Archival Management Lessons from the Trenches.” Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Apr 2014.

Hight, Cliff, and Anthony R. Crawford, with the assistance of Jane E. Schillie and David D. Vail. Generations of Success: A Photographic History of Kansas State University, 1863–2013. With foreword by Kirk Schulz and introduction by Bonnie Lynn-Sherow. Virginia Beach, VA: The Donning Company Publishers, 2013.

Cliff Hight CV