Antonio Pereira collection
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Scope and Contents
Consists of materials related to Antonio Pereira's activities as a professional wrestler and his work with the Boy Scouts of America and the West Tampa Boys Club. Includes correspondence, reports, news clippings, awards, trophies, and photographs. Also includes a key to the city of Tampa, presented by Mayor Nick Nuccio in 1967.
- Created: 1915-1988
- Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1995
- Pereira, Antonio, -1988 (Person)
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Biographical or Historical Information
Antonio Pereira was a Spanish national who immigrated to the United States through Cuba. Shortly after World War I, he toured as a professional wrestler with Ringling Brothers Circus. In 1926, Pereira settled in West Tampa, where he founded both the West Tampa Boys Club and Boy Scout Troop 38. He died in 1988. Sanchez, Arsenio M. "Revisiting the Historical Markers of West Tampa." Sunland Tribune 26 (2000): 89-95.
4.60 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Collection organized by subject
Source of Acquisition
Norma Busciglio, Reinaldo Pereira, and Roberto Pereira
Method of Acquisition
Accruals and Additions
Additional material donated in 1996.
- Boy Scouts -- Florida Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- West Tampa Boys Club (Tampa, Fla.) Subject Source: Usfspeccol
- Wrestling. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Antonio Pereira collection
- Matthew Deihl, 2011
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