Spivak, C. D. (Charles D.), 1861-1927
A Jewish Immigrant from Tsarist Russia, Spivak pursued medicine out of a desire to be of service to humanity. In 1896, when his wife Jennie showed signs of incipient tuberculosis, Spivak moved their young family to Denver to take advantage of Colorado’s reputation as the World’s Sanatorium. Spivak's concern for the indignant consumptives he saw flooding into the state led to his founding the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society (JCRS), a sanatorium dedicated to the care of all, even those in the advanced stages of TB. Spivak also ensured that the primarily Eastern European Jewish patients were cared for in an environment that respected their culture- unlike many such institutions, the JCRS featured a kosher kitchen and observed the Jewish Sabbath and holidays. Dr. Spivak was also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Denver from 1896-1901.
Citation:Leḳsiḳon fun der nayer Yidisher liṭeraṭur, 1965 (Spiṿaḳ, Ḥayim; d. 10-16-1927; b. as Ḥayim-Ḥayḳl Spiṿaḳoṿsḳi; d. in Denver, Colorado) Yehoash. Idish ṿerṭerbukh, 1926: t.p. (Dr. Ḥayim Spiṿaḳ) t.p. verso (Dr. C. D. Spivak [in rom.]) Who's who in American Jewry, 1926 (Spivak, Charles; physician, author; b. 12-25-1861, Krementschug, Russia).
Found in 7097 Collections and/or Records:
50th Birthday Dinner, 1946 November 30
The attendees at a 50th birthday celebration dinner in honor of Rubin Schwartz in New York City at the Hotel Commodore on November 30, 1946 are shown sitting at tables.
1906 View of JCRS Campus, 1906
A Legacy of Healing: Early Colorado Jews in Medicine, 2005
Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who contributed to medicine, the Jewish community, and Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people who knew some of the early key figures.
Addressed Envelope, 1909 July 21
Addressed envelope to the JCRS from 88 Smith Street Perth Amboy, NJ. The envelope is stamped and dated.
Adele Karsh Remembering JCRS, 2005 May 29
Video of Adele Karsh sharing memories about the JCRS and her grandfather Dr. Charles Spivak.
Affidavit from J. Guttmann, 1911 November 11
Affidavit signed by Attorney Julius Guttmann. The affidavit confirms Morris Feldman’s real name being Moishe Lichtenfeld. Feldman’s sister is attempting to confirm the details of her family’ Russian history so that she can get Feldman’s death certificate changed to his real name and she can send it to her brother for use in Russia.
Alexander Horwitz's Application for Admittance to JCRS, between 1904 August 22-October 5
AMC Patients Doing Jig-saw Puzzle and Embroidery, between 1960-1969
American Medical Center (AMC) Cancer Center male patient putting together a jig-saw the help of a nurse and another woman. A female patient is doing embroidery at the same table.
AMC Patients Studying Poetry, between 1960-1969
AMC Cancer Center patients studying poetry in the library.
Another letter from Dr. Theodore Sachs to Dr. Spivak, 1907 March 4
Another letter from Dr. Theodore Sachs to Dr. Spivak saying that he hadn't gotten a response his original letter and that he would apreciate a response.