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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 39 Collections and/or Records:

Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1904-1928

 Item
Identifier: B063.03.0036.00038
Overview A bed dedication ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Charles Spivak is pictured in the center, to the left of the man holding a plaque and Dr. Philip Hillkowitz is to the right of the man holding the plaque. The dedication appears to be conducted on a stage. A large American flag is hung up behind the group of people surrounding the bed. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with...

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.

Box 359, 1930-2001

 File — Box: B002.05.0359
Identifier: B002.05.0359
Overview Five copies of JCRS film "City of Hope" transferred to video cassette tape and one copy of the film on reel; misc. video casettes labeled "JCRS 1930's", "Legacy of Hope" and "The Valley of the Shadow Late 1940s".

C. D. Spivak and others, circa 1920-1929

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Identifier: B002.04.0215.0150.00001
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series contains a photo album, photographs, bulletin pages, drawings, lithographs, and contact sheets of the campus and buildings, patients and family, staff and volunteers, auxiliaries and conventions, and activities connected with the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and the AMC Cancer Research Center.

C.D. Spivak and Others, circa 1920-1929

 Item
Identifier: B002.04.0215.0142.00001
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series contains a photo album, photographs, bulletin pages, drawings, lithographs, and contact sheets of the campus and buildings, patients and family, staff and volunteers, auxiliaries and conventions, and activities connected with the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and the AMC Cancer Research Center.

C.D. Spivak and Others, circa 1920-1929

 Item
Identifier: B002.04.0215.0142.00002
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series contains a photo album, photographs, bulletin pages, drawings, lithographs, and contact sheets of the campus and buildings, patients and family, staff and volunteers, auxiliaries and conventions, and activities connected with the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and the AMC Cancer Research Center.

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.

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.

Dr. and Mrs. Isidor Bronfin with Dr. Spivak, between 1904-1927

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Identifier: B063.03.0019.00002
Overview Dr. Isidor Bronfin and his wife with Dr. Charles Spivak and a group of unidentified people. Dr. Bronfin and his wife are on the left and Dr. Spivak is holding his hat near the center of the photograph. Mr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Isidor Bronfin was a physician and tuberculosis specialist with the JCRS. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support...

Dr. Charles D. Spivak in a Group Portrait, between 1920-1927

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00095
Overview Dr. Charles D. Spivak, a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) with three other men. Dr. Isidor Bronfin is standing on the far right. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado.