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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 59 Collections and/or Records:

Envelope from G. Belitzer to C.D. Spivak, 1910 May 12

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00035
Overview Empty envelope addressed to Mr. C.D. Spivak from G. Belitzer. The postmark is from Dallas, Texas on May 12 at 10:30AM, 1910.
Dates: 1910 May 12

Letter from A. Axelrod to C.D. Spivak, 1910 March 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00006
Overview Handwritten letter from Mr. Abe Axelrod to Dr. Charles Spivak, writing to warn the JCRS of Fern Hill Sanatorium which, according Mr. Axelrod is nothing more than making scheme to lure consumptives and rob them of their money and valuable. He details his experience at Fern Hill Sanatorium and begs for a place at the JCRS as soon as possible. Letter is signed and dated.
Dates: 1910 March 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Axelrod, 1910 March 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00015
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. Alex Axelrod, informing her that his brother, Mr. Abe Axelrod, has been invited to the Sanatorium of the JCRS. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 March 31

Letter from C.D. Spivak to E.M. Kahn, 1910 March 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00020
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mrs. E.M. Kahn, national director of the JCRS of Dallas, Texas, informing her that Mr. Abe Axelrod was invited to the Sanatorium of the JCRS of Denver. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 March 31

Letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Baron , 1910 May 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00034
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. G Baron, Rec. Sec'y of the Ladies Heb. Ben Ass'n in Dallas, Texas. The letter states" Dear Friend: In reply to your favor of the 7th inst. I am sorry to state that Mr. Abe Axelrod of your city has passed away on May 8th. We received instruction from the Lodge to which he belonged to ship his body to Dallas. Mr. Axelrod was admitted to the Sanatorium on April 1st and did not leave the place while he was an inmate. Yours sincerely, Secretary."
Dates: 1910 May 12

Letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Belitzer, 1910 May 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00040
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Belitzer regarding Belitzer's request for a certificate of death of Abe Axelrod. Spivak writes that authorities there do not have complete records on their books and the request will take a few days longer to fulfill.
Dates: 1910 May 20

Letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Belitzer, 1910 June 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00044
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Belitzer detailing an enclosed death certificate as requested from the Jacob Frees Lodge #101. Spivak mentions that one dollar was used from the $22.18 that was left behind from Abe Axelrod to obtian the death certificate. He also mentions that the watch and ring was mailed to Jennie Axelrod.
Dates: 1910 June 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Blitzer, 1910 March 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00013
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. George Blitzer, secretary of the Jacob Frees Lodge #101, informing him that Mr. Abe Axelrod, a member of the Lodge, has been invited to the Sanatorium of the JCRS. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 March 31

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Heidingsfelder, 1910 March 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00018
Overview Letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mrs. H. Heidingsfelder, national director of the JCRS in Dallas Texas, informing her that Mr. Abe Axelrod was invited to the Sanatorium of the JCRS in Denver. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 March 31

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.S. Mittenthal, 1910 March 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00019
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. H.S. Mittenthal, national director of the JCRS of Dallas Texas, informing him that Mr. Abe Axelrod was invited to the Sanatorium of the JCRS in Denver. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 March 31