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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 26 Collections and/or Records:

Envelope from H. Fineberg to C.D. Spivak, 1910 April 6

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0064.00004

Letter from B. Marcou to C.D. Spivak, 1909 September 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0094.00016
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from B. Marcou in Providence, Rhode Island, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, thanking Spivak for the kindness he has shown one of the worthy members of the Rhode Island State Lodge #130, Mr. Louis Olevson. Marcou is wishing Spivak with happiness. Letter is signed in ink.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Ahavath Sholem Lodge #88, 1910 April 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0094.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to the Officers and Members of the Ahavath Sholem Lodge #88 in Providence, Rhode Island. The letter states that a Mr. Louis Olevson has been a patient at the JCRS Sanatorium since September 1st, 1909, to April 18, 1910. Therefore Mr. Olevson is now entitled to receive sick benefit from the worthy lodge. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Ahavath Sholem Lodge #88, 1910 March 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0094.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to the Officers and Members of the Ahavath Sholem Lodge #88 in Providence, Rhode Island. The letter states that a Mr. Louis Olevson has been a patient at the JCRS Sanatorium since September 1st, 1909 to April 1st, 1910. Therefore Mr. Olevson is now entitled to receive sick benefit if the by-laws of the worthy organization permits it. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Annie Levin, 1909 July 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0064.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Annie Levin in Providence, Rhode Island informs that JCRS had recently sent Mrs. Levin a letter under the date of June 22nd informing that her husband had been invited to enter the Sanatorium of JCRS. Spivak informs that the enclosed letter from Superintendent Dr. J.B. Fish should be of interest to her. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Annie Levin, 1909 June 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0064.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Annie Levin in Providence, Rhode Island informs that JCRS has invited her husband, Joseph Levin, to enter the Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Fineberg, 1910 April 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0064.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. H. Fineberg, JCRS field secretary in Boston, Massachusetts informs that in regards to Mr. Joseph Levin from Providence, Rhode Island, Spivak has enclosed a letter from J.B. Fish which will give further details on the situation. Letter also informs that Spivak recieved Fineberg's list from Providence. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Dashersky, 1909 July 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0064.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to J. Dashersky, secretary of Rhode Island State Lodge #130 I.O.B.A., in Providence, Rhode Island informs that Spivak recently addressed a letter to Dashersky under the date of June 22nd informing Dashersky that JCRS had invited Joseph Levin to enter the Sanatorium. Spivak informs that the enclosed letter addressed to Spivak from Superintendent Dr. J.B. Fish should be of interest to Dashersky. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Dashersky, 1909 June 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0064.00018
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to J. Dashersky, secretary of the Rhode Island State #130 I.O.B.A., in Providence, Rhode Island informs that JCRS has invited Joseph Levin to enter the Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Dashersky, 1909 April 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0064.00024
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to J. Dashersky, secertary of the Rhode Island State Lodge #130 I.O.B.A., in Providence, Rhode Island informs that Spivak is replying to a letter regarding Mr. Joseph Levin who has been advised to come to Denver. Spivak informs that there is not currently an opening at JCRS and that the wait can be quite long. Spivak informs that Levin Joseph should come to Denver given he is provided with sufficient means to pay for board and lodging while he...