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Appel family papers

Identifier: Mss 1034-011

Collection Overview

Collection includes Ida and Abraham Appel's South Carolina marriage license (1922); Ida Appel's original Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (1935) and U.S passport (1967); Abraham Appel's social security cards, South Carolina driver's license (1961), and laminated clipping of his obituary (1962). Also includes Harry I. Appel's birth certificate (1924) from Mercy Hospital, Charleston, SC, Notification of Birth Registration (1924) from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, and a typhoid vaccination record (1932).; Also includes Fannie Appel's birth certificate (1926) from the City of Charleston Dept. of Health and vaccination records (1930, 1932) for diphtheria and typhoid. Also contains a photocopy of Samuel Appel's bar mitzvah certificate (1942) from Beth Israel Synagogue, Charleston, SC; black and white photograph (1941) of Sam Appel's military boot camp class, Newport, RI; program (1947) from the 11th Annual Southern Regional Convention of Aleph Zadik Aleph District Five.


  • Creation: 1922-1967

Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Although both were originally from Kaluszyn, Poland, Abraham Appel (1890-1962) and Ida Goldberg (1901-1985) courted in Charleston, South Carolina, and were married there in 1922. The Appels had four children, Dr. Harry Appel, Sidney Appel, Samuel Appel and Fannie "Faye" Appel Rones. Abraham Appel ran Appel Furniture (520 King St.) in Charleston, SC.


2 folders (18 items) : ill. ; 5 x 9 cm. to 28 cm.

Collection Arrangement

Arrangement is chronological within each folder.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Samuel Appel and Fannie Appel Rones.

Related Materials

Related materials in Special Collections include oral history interviews with Fannie Appel Rones (Mss 1035-039, Mss 1035-183, Mss 1035-187), an oral history interview with Harry Appel (Mss 1035-105), oral history interviews Samuel Appel (Mss 1035-047, Mss 1035-405), and the Sam Appel athletic patches and ephemera (Mss 1034-096).

Inventory of the Appel Family Papers, 1922-1967
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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