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Spivak, C. D. (Charles D.), 1861-1927

 Person

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 38 Collections and/or Records:

Box 1, 1919-1920

 File — Box: B375.01.0001
Identifier: B375.01.0001
Overview Copies of several letters written between February 1919 and September 1920 by Dr. Spivak and his family in Denver while he was away.
Dates: 1919-1920

Correspondence, 1919 February-1920 March

 File
Identifier: B375.01.0001.0001
Overview The collection consists of original letters between Dr. Charles Spivak and his family and colleagues during Dr. Spivak's travels to Poland via France in the 1920s. Dr. Spivak was appointed a member of the Joint Distribution Committee's relief unit to study health and sanitation in Europe after World War I.
Dates: 1919 February-1920 March

Correspondence, 1920 April-September

 File
Identifier: B375.01.0001.0002
Overview The collection consists of original letters between Dr. Charles Spivak and his family and colleagues during Dr. Spivak's travels to Poland via France in the 1920s. Dr. Spivak was appointed a member of the Joint Distribution Committee's relief unit to study health and sanitation in Europe after World War I.
Dates: 1920 April-September

Family Correspondence, 1916-1927

 File
Identifier: B250.01.0001.0001
Overview Family correspondence and Jewish War Relief Committee pledges and certificate for Deena Spivak.
Dates: 1916-1927

JCRS Correspondence and Spivak Postmark, 1907-1925 (correspondence)

 File
Identifier: B250.02.0001.0012
Dates: 1907-1925 (correspondence); 2007 December 24

Letter from A. Billen to C.D. Spivak, 1910 May 13

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0102.0036.00017
Overview Handwritten letter from Abe Billen to C.D. Spivak. Billen wrote to Spivak to explain why he was discharged by Dr. Levin. Billen explains that two weeks ago he was sick in bed with a fever and stomach troubles. When the doctor made his rounds in the morning around the sanatorium Billen complained about his sickness and the doctor wrote the comments down in his book, but did not provide him with any medicine. Billen tells Spivak that in the evening he had to walk to the office himself, with a 104...
Dates: 1910 May 13

Letter from A. Cooper to JCRS, 1910 March 1

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0088.00002
Overview Handwritten letter from A. Cooper to JCRS. Cooper tells the staff at JCRS that a representative was supposed to get into contact with Cooper, but he has not heard anything. Cooper also explains that he is now suffering from bronchitis and had been advised to go to a sanatorium but he would prefer to go to a Jewish home. He also says that he does not belong to any society and does not have any friends to help him. Cooper then asks JCRS that if they cannot help his case then to refer him to...
Dates: 1910 March 1

Letter from A. Kovalsky to C.D. Spivak, 1911 June 5

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0104.0026.00009
Overview Handwritten letter from A. Kovalsky to C.D. Spivak. The letter is written in Yiddish. The heading of the letter is from the Isidore Hurwitz Library at the JCRS sanatorium.
Dates: 1911 June 5

Letter from A. Lightstone to C.D. Spivak, 1909 April 5

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0095.00013
Overview Handwritten letter from A. Lightstone to C.D. Spivak. Lightstone tells Spivak that Leibovitch is progressing.
Dates: 1909 April 5

Letter from C.D. Spivak to D. Gordon, 1912 March 26

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0104.0152.00012
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to D. Gordon. Spivak clarifies that Gordon came to the sanatorium from Port Chester, New York and was admitted on October 11, 1911. Spivak also states that Gordon left the sanatorium on March 3, 1912. Spivak is happy to know that Gordon is feeling better and he hopes he will be restored back to health.
Dates: 1912 March 26