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
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the
creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please
contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.