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Collection #53

Anthony Berardo Collection

Record:53
Date:1983 - 1991
Size:6 inches

Provenance

This Collection was donated by Anthony Berardo.

Scope and Content

This is a collection of Anthony Berardo’s personal correspondence from 1983 – 1991. During the years 1983 – 1985 Mr. Berardo ran a personal Ad in the Native. Some of these letters contained in the collection are answers to the ad he placed. He met these guys in Claire’s Restaurant and set up 1/2 hour meetings, most of the “Dates” were awful because most of the guys were self-centered and egotistic. Some of the letters contained in the collection are from friends listed in the biography, some are from Lesbian friends he knew from College.

History or Bio

Anthony Berardo was born May 1, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Catholic Schools. He attended High School in New Jersey. He graduated from Rutgers College with a B.A. in Language / Geology. He worked for the United Nations for 24 years. He started September 15, 1972. When employed at the U.N., he was sent to Cuba 1979; Paris 1981; Bangkok 1983; Kingston, Jamacia 1984 & 1986; Bulgaria 1985; New Dehli 1985. As of June 1996 he was working in the Legal – Treaties Department of the U.N. His best friends were Eddy who worked for Polygram Records and passed away April 30,1991 of complications from AIDS, Dennis who worked for Earl Schibe auto painting and body shops (a chain owned and operated by Earl Schibe ). Dennis was a District Manager, he got along very well with all of the “Butch” men who worked for him. He passed away December 2, 1991 from AIDS. Michael Baleancau was an old lover from Sweden. Anthony went to Sweden to meet Michael’s family. Michael went to Medical School there in Sweden. Anthony said he turned out to be a real Con Artist. Horst Buel was Anthony’s friend, lover and confident. He passed away May 12, 1992 of AIDS. I obtained this information from an in person interview with Anthony on Thursday June 13, 1996.

Folder List

Box 1

1. [Correspondence from a 1983 -1985 ad in the Native]
2. [Correspondence from Steve 1988]
3. [Invitations 1986 – 1987]
4. [Letters from Eddy Iannone]
5. [Correspondence from Dennis Hunter]
6. [Correspondence from Michael]
7. [Correspondence from Andzej Ferber]
8. [Correspondence from Horst Buehl]
9. [Letter from Bill Green, Nametags from various places]
10. [Miscellaneous Correspondence]
11. [Correspondence from Gertjan]