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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 20 Collections and/or Records:

Copy of Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. A.S. Newman, 1909 October 18

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0100.0037.00004
Overview Copy of typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. A.S. Newman, Secretary of Hebrew Relief Society in Cleveland, Ohio. Letter states that in regards to Mr. Greenstein, who claims that he was recently discharged from the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and applied for assistance, will say that they have had a great deal of trouble from this man. Spivak states that he considers him a schnorer from schnorerland. Letter states that they have received a similar...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to E. Mantel, 1910 March 02

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0067.00011
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. E. Mantel, National Director of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, informing him that Mr. Joseph Winer was invited to the sanatorium. The letter is unsigned, but "secretary" is printed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to E. Mantel, 1910 February 07

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0067.00017
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. E. Mantel, National Director of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, informing that he received Mantel's letter, and the admission committee is doing its best to admit Mr. Joseph Winer to the Sanatorium, but it is not possible because of the great number of applicants. The letter is unsigned, but "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Winer, 1910 March 02

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0067.00008
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. Harris Winer, informing him that Mr. Joseph Winer was invited to the sanatorium. The letter is unsigned, but "secretary" is printed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I.E. Newstadt, 1910 March 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0067.00004
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Rabbi Newstadt, informing him that his frequent letters are no trouble, and that he appreciates that the letters are written in Hebrew. Letter is unsigned, but "secretary" is is typed at bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I.E. Newstadt, 1910 March 02

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0067.00012
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Rabbi I.E. Newstadt, informing him that Mr. Joseph Winer was invited to the sanatorium. The letter is unsigned, but "secretary" is printed at the the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I.E. Newstadt, 1910 February 07

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0067.00015
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Rabbi I.E. Newstadt, informing him that he is overwhelmed with work, so the letter is limited. He says that the admission committee of the J.C.R.S. will do their best to admit Mr. Joseph Winer to the Sanatorium. The letter is unsigned, but "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. A.S. Newman, 1909 October 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0037.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Coloraod, to Mr. A.S. Newman, Secretary of Hebrew Relief Society in Cleveland, Ohio. Letter states that in regards to Mr. Greenstein, who claims that he was recently discharged from the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and applied for assistance, will say that they have had a great deal of trouble from this man. Spivak states that he considers him a schnorer from schnorerland. Letter states that they have received a similar letter...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. G.A. Effroymson, 1909 June 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0037.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. G.A. Efroymson, President of The Jewish Federation of Indianapolis, in Indianapolis, Indiana, acknowledging the 14th inst. in which the fact that Mr. Meyer Greenstein is soliciting alms with a letter given to him by Spivak, is called to his attention. Spivak states that he has looked up his correspondence attached to the application of Mr. Meyer Greenstein and found the copy of his letter. In reading it over, he really does not find it...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to N. Winer, 1910 March 02

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0067.00009
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mrs. Nellie Winer, informing her that her husband, Joe Winer, was invited to the sanatorium. The letter is unsigned, but "secretary" is printed at the bottom.