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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.


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 72 Collections and/or Records:

Check for the belongings of F. Rosner, 1912 July 1

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0151.00034
Overview Check that states the personal belongings of F. Rosner including one gold watch and a pair of eye glasses. The check has the signature of H. Liebmann at the bottom.
Dates: 1912 July 1

Check from C.D. Spivak , 1911 December 29

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0038.00022
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak. The check amounts to $5.38 which was cash left behind from Sam Barsky after his death. The amount has been applied to his funeral expenses.
Dates: 1911 December 29

Check from C.D Spivak , 1912 January 12

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0159.00014
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak that details the belongings that Herman Stitch left behind. The items include: One gold watch, post office money orders for $13.00, one ring, one odd fellow pin, one fountain pen, and one pen knife.
Dates: 1912 January 12

Check from C.D. Spivak to Cohen, 1911 July 3

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0099.00017
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to Cohen. The check records clothing and effects left from the late George Hoffman.
Dates: 1911 July 3

Check from C.D. Spivak to Cohen, 1911 September 5

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0099.00028
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak that lists George Hoffman's eye glasses.
Dates: 1911 September 5

Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly, 1912 July 15

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0154.00015
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly. The check covers $7.56 left behind from Jennie Batchofsky.
Dates: 1912 July 15

Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly, 1912 March 4

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0151.00022
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly. The check is for $8.24 left behind from Henry Schnoor after his death.
Dates: 1912 March 4

Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly, 1912 July 15

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0116.00011
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly for $1.25 which was left behind from Julius Shapiro after his death.
Dates: 1912 July 15

Letter from A. Jusskowitz to C.D. Spivak, 1910 September 30

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0107.00030
Overview Typed letter from A. Jusskowitz to C.D. Spivak asking him if he can keep the trunk for a while. She states that if a party asks for the trunk with her signature then to give the trunk to them. She hopes it will not be an inconvenience for JCRS. The letter is signed "Mrs. A Juskowitz" and there is a postscript that thanks Spivak for sending the watch and spoons.
Dates: 1910 September 30

Letter from A. Levinson to C.D. Spivak, 1911 October 13

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0161.00013
Overview Handwritten letter from Anna Levinson to C.D. Spivak regarding Catherine Queen’s death. Levinson asks for the details of Mrs. Queen’s death as well as her death certificate. She also informs Spivak that she has possession of Mrs. Queen’s insurance policy which comprised the entirety of Queen’s estate. She hopes she is not asking for too much from Spivak and signs the letter, “Anna Levinson” at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 October 13