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 90 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed letter to "Dr. C. D. Spivak, Denver, Colo" from J. Guttmann in "St. Louis, Mo" dated "Dec. 5, 1908" [sic]. The letter informs Dr. Spivak that the Hebrew Charities Superintendent has contacted J. Guttmann about R. Kasriel's underwear issue, saying to forward Kasriel's bills for underwear and his weekly board fee to the Charities' Superintendent. The letter also addresses another issue of a particular "Estate," which Guttmann believes "[t]here could be no harm in makinf[making] the attempt...
Dates: 1908 December 05
Overview Typed letter to "Mr. William [Philip] Seaman, Supt., United Hebrew Charities...St. Louis, Mo" from Dr. Spivak dated "June 24, 1909" [sic]. The letter explains that J. Guttmann instucted Dr. Spivak to send JCRS patient #972 R. Kasriel to St. Louis from Denver via railroad. Thus, Dr. Spivak has "advanced Mr. Kasriel...$19.85" for railroad fare, and "Mr. Julius Guttman [Guttmann] istructed me...to send my bill to you for collection" [sic]. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the...
Dates: 1909 June 24
Overview Envelope from "Gram & Glass Cap Co. N. E. Cor. 16th & Morgan St. St. Louis, MO." to "Mr. [Dr.] C. D. Spivak, Sec'y, 1421 Court Place, Denver, Colo." dated via stamp "FEB 11...1909" [sic]. The envelope, found in Max Leipziger's patient record from JCRS, also has a red two cent U.S. postage stamp that has been stamped over in black.
Dates: 1909 February 11
Overview Typed letter from A. Rosentreter in Saint Louis, Missouri to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Mr. Simon Shapiro had approached Rosentreter with a dispatch from Spivak that informed Harry Shapiro had died in Denver on September 23rd. Rosentreter informs that Simon Shapiro has wired to Spivak to bury his son in Denver and requests Harry's trunk and belongings sent to 2716 Gravois Ave., Saint Louis. Letter is signed in black ink "A. Rosentreter, Rabbi."
Dates: 1909 September 24
Overview Typed letter from Adolph Rosentreter in Saint Louis, Missouri to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Simon Shapiro and his son Ezy Shapiro came to Rosentreter to ask why C.D. Spivak had not answered the Shapiro's letter from two weeks previous concerning their deceased family member Harry Shapiro. Rosentreter informs that he has enclosed an affidavit of Ezy Shapiro, brother of Harry, giving Spivak permission to draw on the account for $50 for the Sanatorium of JCRS which Harry had...
Dates: 1909 October 5
Overview Hand written letter from B. Frank in Saint Louis, Missouri to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado requests if the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society has room for a patient by the name of Joe Siegman, who is a member of the Grand Lodge Progressive Order of the West. Informs that Siegman was ordered by doctors to be sent to the hospital in Denver. Informs that the lodge is working to raise money for the institution and will send a first payment for $300 or $350. Frank requests that Spivak do what he...
Dates: 1909 January 26
Overview Letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Mr. Sam Schwartzberg, Grand Secretary of the Progressive Order of the West in St. Louis, Missouri, where he writes to inform Mr. Schwartzberg that JCRS has invited Max Stillerman to be a part of the Sanatorium on 1911 May 2 and assures that they will do everything to make Stillerman comfortable. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 May 2
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi A. Rosentretter [Adolph Rosentreter] in Saint Louis, Missouri informs Spivak has received Rosentreter's letter in reference to Mr. Simon Shapiro. Simon Shapiro's son, Harry Shapiro, died at the JCRS Sanatorium on September 23. Spivak informs that Simon Shapiro's request to send Harry's belongings duly received. In reply, Spivak states that he has written a letter under the date of September 24th giving Simon Shapiro all the details and...
Dates: 1909 October 4
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi A. Rosentrietter [Adolph Rosentreter] in St. Louis, Missouri, informs that Spivak obtained $250.00 which he will send to Rosentreter in the form of a draft of the bank made out to Ezy Shapiro and also $50.00 which the late Mr. Shapiro bequeathed to JCRS. Spivak enclosed funeral expenses amounting to $31.50 which he requests Mr. Ezy Shapiro pay to JCRS. Spivak also informs that an official receipt for the $50 donation will be sent to the...
Dates: 1909 October 11
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Anna Barnholtz in St. Louis, Missouri, stating that her mother, Sarah Barnholtz, has been accepted into the JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 18