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Antonio Pereira collection

Identifier: MS-1995-05
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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


Conditions Governing Access

None.  The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website for more information.

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 Linear Feet

6 boxes

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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.

Antonio Pereira collection
Matthew Deihl, 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

4202 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa FL 33620-5400 US