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Inventory of the Sam Appel Athletic Patches and Ephemera, 1944-1951

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: This collection includes athletic patches and other ephemera of Samuel Appel (1929-), a Charleston, South Carolina, native. Materials relate to Appel's participation in the Charleston Jewish Community Center, the Boy Scouts of America, and Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA).
Title: Sam Appel athletic patches and ephemera
Creator: Appel, Samuel, 1929-
Date(s): circa 1944-1951  
Extent: 8 items
(1 folder)
Repository: Jewish Heritage Collection, Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
Call Number: Mss 1034-096
Language of Material: Materials in English

Biographical Note

Samuel Appel (1929- ), son of Abraham (1890-1962) and Ida Goldberg (1900-1985) Appel, grew up on St. Philip Street in Charleston, South Carolina. His family attended Beth Israel synagogue for a time and later switched to the conservative Synagogue Emanu-El. Appel graduated from Charleston High School in 1946. He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America (Troop 21), Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), and the Charleston Jewish Community Center (JCC), where he participated in sports and coached a girls' basketball team.

Collection Overview

Collection consists of four patches for participation on the JCC ping pong and basketball teams and the AZA Physical Fitness Summer Tournament, a silver identification bracelet, a Carolinas Association of the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States a membership card, a season pass for the College of Charleston's 1947-1948 basketball season, and a Boy Scouts of America, Troop 21 certificate.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the item level.

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index this collection in the Library's online catalog. They are grouped by name of person, family, or organization, by topical subject, by place, and by types of material.


    • Appel, Samuel, 1929-
    • Boy Scouts of America. Troop 21 (Charleston, S.C.)
    • Jewish Community Center (Charleston, S.C.)
    • Aleph Zadik Aleph. Charleston Chapter


    • Jewish athletes--South Carolina--Charleston
    • Jews--Sports--South Carolina--Charleston
    • Sports--South Carolina--Charleston
    • Athletics--South Carolina--Charleston

    Types of Material

    • Badges
    • Certificates
    • Identification bracelets
    • Membership cards

    Related Resources

    Related Material

    Related materials in Special Collections include a 1995 oral history interview with Samuel Appel (Mss 1035-047), the Appel family papers, 1922-1967 (Mss 1034-011), and the St. Philip Street "Rewisited" Reunion collection, 1920-1990 (Mss 1001).


    Charleston Jewish Community Center basketball felt patch, undated
    Charleston Jewish Community Center basketball felt patch, 1945-1946
    Charleston Jewish Community Center ping pong felt patch, undated
    AZA Physical Fitness Summer Tournament embroidered patch, 1945
    Boy Scouts of America, certificate of achievement, Second Class Scout, 1944 February 7
    Membership card, Carolinas Association, Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, expired 1951 February 27
    College of Charleston 1947-1948 Basketball season pass with home game schedule and team roster
    Silver ID bracelet, engraved "Sam Appel" on one side and "Our Coach Tag" on the other, 1946

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    This collection is open for research.

    Copyright Notice

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    The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sam Appel athletic patches and ephemera, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.

    Acquisitions Information

    Materials were donated on March 17, 2008 by Samuel Appel. ID bracelet was donated by Fannie Rones.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Anne Bennett, July 2011.

    Encoded by Sarah Dorpinghaus, February 2012.

    Reviewed and uploaded by Martha McTear, February 2012.

    Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

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