View the Everett High Nesika Collection in CONTENTdm.
Yearbooks are an integral piece of the work that is done in the Northwest Room. Each year we receive innumerable requests from people visiting in-person and on the phone (sometimes from another country!) requesting scans from the yearbook collection -- for all sorts of reasons.
Most people are looking to learn more about their family's history; the Nesika goes back to 1909, so there are generations of Everett families in them.
Sometimes yearbook photos can be used as identification, so people and their family members contact the Northwest Room for copies.
One afternoon Northwest Room staff helped locate photos of someone’s birth mother whose face the person had never seen.
Other than being useful for personal reasons, the Nesikas tell a lot about how the people of Everett grew and changed as a community. Readers can see slow shifts in clothing or hair styles and the types of activities that were popular with students.
Student writing and artwork included in the Nesikas show popular trends and current events that were important to each class.