The Artemisia was published as a traditional yearbook from 1899 through 2004. Disaster struck in 1906 when the manuscript for that year’s Artemisia was destroyed at the San Francisco printing company in the massive earthquake and fire. No yearbook was published for that year, or for 1907, 1909-1912, 1915-1916, and 2000. Generations of University students served as reporters, editors, photographers, and marketing agents.
The Artemisia captured moments in history for northern Nevada, the University, and society in general.
The proliferation of camera phones, along with the emergence of social media, such as Facebook, You Tube, and Pinterest, led to the demise of the Artemisia yearbook. After a brief existence as a magazine, it ended with the Spring 2008 issue and was replaced by Insight Magazine.
In 2013, the University Libraries, in collaboration with LYRASIS and the Internet Archive, digitized the entire run of the Artemisia. The Internet Archive, founded in 1996, is a non-profit resource offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.
The digitized Artemisias are available online at:
Now our alumni, their relatives, and researchers can peruse the yearbooks online to identify unique images from the University’s history.