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Clifford Hight



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

Research Interests

Archival Acquisition and Appraisal
Records Management
Web Archiving

Selected Professional Activities

Society of American Archivists, Dictionary Working Group
Society of American Archivists, Acquisitions and Appraisal Section, Chair
Midwest Archives Conference
Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board
Kansas Archive-It Consortium, Coordinator

Selected Publications and Presentations

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.

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.

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