This collection of Al and Charlotte S. Appel's papers document various socialist and left-wing political parties and movements
in Orange County, California chiefly from 1965-1990. The collection includes journals, flyers, newsletters, posters, and other
ephemera, as well as correspondence of Al Appel. Some major topics represented are human rights, especially in South America,
Russian Socialism, and Communism in China and Cuba. Particularly well represented are the Socialist Organizing Committee and
the Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center. The collection also contains early materials from the Orange County Veterans
for Peace, of which Appel was a founder.