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Sherwin "Scoop" Garside Papers (MS-00342)

Abstract

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. The 2017 addition contains newspaper clippings, a scrapbook, Nevada Historical Quarterly, and information on Nevada historic preservation. There is also genealogical information on the Garside family.

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Date
1930-1983
Extent
3.54 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)
3.08 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Papers
Related People/Corporations
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Scope and Contents Note

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 Quarterly, and information on Nevada historic preservation. There is also genealogical information on the Garside family.

Biographical / Historical Note

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.

Arrangement

Material remains in original order with the exception of Box 6, which is arranged alphabetically.

Related Collections

The following resources may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

Garside, Sherwin "Scoop" Photograph Collection. PH-00067. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Garside, Sherwin Oral History Interview. OH-00657. March 25, 1976. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Sherwin "Scoop" Garside Papers, 1930-1983. MS-00342. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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US::NvLN::MS00342
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated by Sherwin "Scoop" Garside on November 4, 1980; accession number 94-33.

Processing Note

These records are roughly processed. An inventory and description of some Old Spanish Trail photographs was created by Zel Lowman and Elizabeth Warren in 1999. In 2014, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Hannah Robinson created a box inventory. To prepare the inventory, the described materials were reviewed to create a contents list, estimate dates, and identify material types. No other work has been performed on the materials. Hannah Robinson wrote a collection description and subsequently entered the data into ArchivesSpace. In 2017 Joyce Moore added Box 6 to the collection, foldered and described the material, and added it to ArchivesSpace.

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