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.
CitationLeḳsiḳon 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:
Overview Addressed envelope to the JCRS from 88 Smith Street Perth Amboy, NJ. The envelope is stamped and dated.
Dates: 1909 July 21
Overview Envelope addressed from Mrs. M. Rappaport in New York, New York to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, with a note written by sender at the bottom requesting that the letter be delivered to addressee only.
Dates: 1909 June 29
Overview Envelope addressed from Mrs. M.L. Aren, Secretary of The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Soc'y of Chicago to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: 1908 November 23
Overview Letter addressed to Dr. Charles D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. Producer of envelope is uncertain as the top left corner reads The Jewish Quarterly Review, which is crossed out and reads S.L Skoss. Additionally the note below concerning postage is crossed out.
Overview Envelope by Benjamin Brodie, addressed to Dr. Charles Spivak.
Dates: 1909 January 16
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."
Dates: 1912 March 06
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."
Dates: 1912 July 15
Overview Envelope from Dr. Spivak to S. Horwitz. It has a stamp saying "return to sender, cannot be found. September 29, 1910."
Dates: 1910 September 22
Overview Envelope is addressed to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, from A.A. Cohen, District Manager, Colonial Trust Building, Reading, PA. The envelope is decorated with a photo and reads "Reading, Penna. The city varied industries superior commercial, educational, and residential advantages". On the back of the envelope is stamp that reads "Denver, Colo. Mar 1 4 PM 1909".
Dates: 1909 March 1
Overview Envelope addressed from Mrs. B. Davis in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: 1909 January 12