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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 47 Collections and/or Records:

Addressed Envelope, 1909 July 21

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0102.0070.00005
Overview Addressed envelope to the JCRS from 88 Smith Street Perth Amboy, NJ. The envelope is stamped and dated.

Envelope, 1909 January 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0010.00007

Envelope, 1912 March 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0032.00003
Overview Envelope addressed to I. Weitzman from C.D. Spivak. The envelope states “In ten days return to The Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Sociey.” There is a purple stamp of a pointing finger that says “returned.”

Envelope, 1910 September 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0066.00010
Overview Envelope from Dr. Spivak to S. Horwitz. It has a stamp saying "return to sender, cannot be found. September 29, 1910."

Envelope, 1912 March 06

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00047
Overview Envelope addressed to Dr. Spivak, 412-15 Wyoming Building, Denver, Colo. It has a stamp that says "After 10 days return to Miss Nettie Kahn, Isidore Hurwitz Library, Sanatorium of the JCRS, Edgewater, Colo."

Envelope, 1912 July 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00058
Overview Handwritten envelope addressed to Dr. Spivak, 412-15 Wyoming Buildings, Denver, Colo. It also has a stamp that reads "After 10 days return to Miss N. Kahn. Isidore Hurwitz Library, Sanatorium of the JCRS, Edgewater, Colo."

Envelope, 1909 November 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0046.00009
Overview Handwritten envelope in black ink addressed to "Dr. C.D. Spivak c/o Jewish Consumptive Relief Society, Denver, Colo. 1421 Court Place."

Envelope, 1909 January 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0037.00002
Overview Envelope addressed from Mrs. B. Davis in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado.

Envelope, 1909 February 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0029.00013
Overview Handwritten envelope in ink from "A. Frankel, 45 Edward St., Secretary of Sons of Israel Lodge No. 311: O.B.A. Rochester, N.Y." and is addressed to "C.D. Spivak 4424 Court Place, Denver, Colorado."