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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.


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 16 Collections and/or Records:

Bill, 1911 May 19

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0012.00014
Abstract Handwritten room and board bill that reads "Board and room for Chas. Rosenthal from April 28 will May 19 including. at 5.50 per week. Total $16.50." Dr. Spivak, bought of Mrs. G. Levenson.
Dates: 1911 May 19

Bill, 1911 June 15

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00022

Bill, 1911 June 15

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00023
Abstract Bill for undertaking expenses for Joseph Winkler, totaling $20. Date is inferred.
Dates: 1911 June 15

Bill for Funeral Expenses, 1912 July 23

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0130.00020
Abstract Handwritten bill for funeral expenses of Harry Blumenthal, block 4, #274. Expenses are listed as follows: hears $6, undertaker $5, grave $10, digging $3, coffin $1.50, bal misaskim $3, tachrichem $300, totaling $31.50.
Dates: 1912 July 23

Bill for Hospital Expenses, 1910 December 14

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0048.00041
Abstract Handwritten bill for hospital expenses for Victoria Teplitzky. The balance due is $14, and it reads "Dr. C.D. Spivak, Dear sir, There is a later bill for Victoria, if you wish to pay it, you can advise me. The above balance is on the first bill." Bill is signed by E. S. Hewitt, Steele Hospital.
Dates: 1910 December 14

Bill from Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. to C.D. Spivak, 1910 June 8

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0012.00009
Abstract Bill from the Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado stating that the tolls on the telegraph sent to Eisenberg and Mendel were not paid because they said the message is not for them. Bill asks that $80 be paid to the bearer. Letter is signed "[illegible]".
Dates: 1910 June 8

Bill from Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. to C.D. Spivak, 1910 November 19

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0024.00015
Abstract Bill from the Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado for $1.10 regarding a telegram sent to Mrs. Dora Bailinsohn on Nov. 18th in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Bills states the tolls for telegram were not paid because it was "forwarded to New York. Refused payment." Bill is signed "Postal File Co."
Dates: 1910 November 19

Bill of Exchange to Dr. Spivak from The Western Union Telegraph Company, 1909 April 28

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0104.00031
Abstract Handwritten bill of exchange to "M [Dr.] C. D. Spivak 1421 Court Place" in Denver from The Western Union Telegraph Company on typed letterhead that states, "Form No. 36. OFFICE OF THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. (INCORPORATED)" dated "4/28 1909" [sic]. The bill reads, "The tolls upon your dispatch of _April 24 09_ to _I Greenberg_ Fairmont N. Y were not paid at destination, the reason given being that _Msg Was. forwarded to Amboy N. J. Party said to be now living in NY_ Please pay the...
Dates: 1909 April 28

Copy of Bill, 1911 June 15

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00024
Abstract Copy of bill from Golden Hill Cemetery, totaling $46.50, for the burial of Joseph Winkler.
Dates: 1911 June 15

Copy of Bill for Funeral Expenses, 1911 October 5

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0125.00019
Abstract Typed copy of funeral expenses for David Steinberg. Expenses listed as follows: Hearse $6, grave $10.50, digging $3, Undertaker $5.50, Bal Misaskim $3.50, Tachricham $3, totalling $31.50. At the bottom it reads "Received of C.D. Spivak $2 in payment of certified death certificate of David Steinberg and Henry Steinhauer. W. D. Peck, Colo. State Board of Health." Dated October 18, 1911.
Dates: 1911 October 5