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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 51 Collections and/or Records:

Copy of Letter from C.D Spivak to Mr. Henry Cohen, 1916 January 19

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0001.00015
Abstract Carbon copy of letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Henry Cohen in Atlanta, Georgia. Letter states that Mr. Fred W. Strube called inquiring about his father, Conrad Strube. Spivak states that JCRS has reference to a bank account in the Interstate Saving Bank amounting to $190.00 and that correspondence states that the matter has been turned over to Mr. Henry Cohen as per their reply from Mr. R.S Key. Spivak asks Cohen whether he has the bank book or any information in regards to...
Dates: 1916 January 19

Envelope, 1909 July 19-1909 July 22

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0104.00003
Abstract Envelope that was sent to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, from Benj. M. Brodie in Atlanta, Georgia. The envelope states that the letter was sent on July 19, 1909, and arrived in Denver on July 22, 1909.
Dates: 1909 July 19-1909 July 22

Envelope, 1910 January 17

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0104.00009
Abstract Envelope that is addressed to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, from G.A. and F. Grocery Co. in Atlanta, Georgia. It is dated that on January 17, 1910 from Atlanta Georgia. On the front of the envelope on the left side, handwritten in pencil is illegilble note but dated "1/2/09."
Dates: 1910 January 17

Envelope, 1909 January 16

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0010.00007

Hyman Weiner's Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1911 March 20

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0010.00002
Abstract Hyman Weiner's second application for admittance to JCRS. It includes such information as age (45), place of birth (Russia), and occupation (shoe-dealer). He was married, had five children, who were his means of support, and his nearest relation was his wife, Rachel Weiner, in Atlanta, GA. He was a patient at the Sanatorium of the JCRS from December, 1908 to June, 1908. On the backside it is written that he he was admitted on May 22, 1911 and discharged on August 10, 1911.
Dates: 1911 March 20

Letter from B. Brodie to C.D. Spivak , 1909 January 16

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0010.00008
Abstract Handwritten letter from Benjamin Brodie, secretary of the Kadisha Lodge, to Dr. Charles Spivak, informing him that enclosed is a letter from Samuel Dorf. Letter is signed and dated.
Dates: 1909 January 16

Letter from B. M. Brodie to C.D. Spivak, 1911 February 24

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0010.00022
Abstract Handwritten letter with Kadisha Lodge No. 216, Order Brith Abraham letterhead from Benjamin M. Brodie to Dr. Spivak, asking him to re-admit Hyman Weiner at once at the sanatorium. Letter is signed by Benj. M. Brodie.
Dates: 1911 February 24

Letter from B.M. Brodie to C.D. Spivak, 1912 May 13

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0010.00036
Abstract 2 pages handwritten letter from Benjamin M. Brodie to Dr. Spivak, asking the date of death of Ike Rabinovitz and the conditions of Hyman Weiner. Letter is signed by Benj. M. Brodie.
Dates: 1912 May 13

Letter from B.M. Brodie to C.D. Spivak, 1912 May 24

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0010.00038
Abstract Handwritten letter with O.B.A. letterhead from Benjamin M. Brodie to Dr. Spivak, thanking him for the information and asking about Hyman Weiner's job, and when he was admitted and discharged of the sanatorium. Letter is signed by Benj. M. Brodie.
Dates: 1912 May 24

Letter from C.D Spivak to Annie Strube, 1908 September 10

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0001.00040
Abstract Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Annie Strube in Atlanta, Georgia, stating that her father, C. Strube, has been inivited to the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 September 10