Sherwin "Scoop" Garside papers

Garside, Sherwin, 1915-1970


3.54 cubic feet (6 boxes).
The Sherwin "Scoop" Garside papers comprise photographs and documents of Las Vegas Review-Journal writer and photographer Scoop Garside. The collection dates from 1930 to 1983 and includes publicity photos of the Old Spanish Trail, correspondence from the Nevada State Centennial Commission, history of mines (Tonopah, Goldfield, Bullfrog), copies of articles written by Garside, family photos and general photographs of people and places, negatives of Las Vegas, Nevada; Searchlight, Nevada; St. George, Utah; and several unlabeled negatives. Also included are Frank and Sherwin Garside's family photographs and albums dating from the 1930s to the 1960s. Additional photographs taken for publication depict early gambling in Las Vegas, various landscape scenes, and Nevada political and community leaders. The 2017 addition contains newspaper clippings, a scrapbook, Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, and information on Nevada historic preservation. There is also genealogical information on the Garside family.
Journalist and photographer Sherwin "Scoop" Garside was born in Tonopah, Nevada in 1915. He was the son of Frank Garside, owner of many newspapers, including the Las Vegas review which became the Las Vegas review-journal in 1929. Sherwin Garside moved to Las Vegas, Nevada when his father purchased the Las Vegas review in 1926. Garside graduated from Las Vegas High School where he earned the nickname "Scoop" writing for the school newspaper, The desert breeze. Garside graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism and is best known for writing a weekly humorous, political commentary column Caught on the run for the Las Vegas review-journal. The Garside family sold majority interest in the Review-journal in 1949 and Garside opened Bonanza Printers with his brother-in-law Raymond Germain the same year. Garside continued writing and taking photographs for Las Vegas newspapers and went on to preside over the Nevada State Press Association. Garside also researched and marked the Old Spanish Trail in southern Nevada, a historic trade route that stretched from northern New Mexico to Los Angeles, California. Garside died in Las Vegas at the age of 70 on May 21, 1986.
Collection is open for research.
Preferred citation: Sherwin "Scoop" Garside papers, 1930-1983. MS-00342. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish:
Related materials: Garside, Sherwin "Scoop" Photograph Collection. PH-00067. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Garside, Sherwin Oral History Interview. OH-00657. March 25, 1976. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Text is in English.
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