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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 54 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to D. Eisenberg, 1910 August 12

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0102.0062.00009
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to D. Eisenberg, Unity Lodge No. 164, I.O.B.A., 303 B'way N., Baltimore, Md., in which he states enclosed is a letter from Herman Schwatt with information about his brother's health condition. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 August 12

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Dora Stolberg, 1908 August 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0046.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver,Colorado, to Dora Stolberg in Baltimore, Maryland, stating that her husband, Charles Stolberg, has been accepted to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 August 31

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Henry Cohen, 1913 February 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0059.00034
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Henry Cohen, attorney to JCRS in Denver, Colorado informs that Spivak has received another letter from a Mrs. N. Ostroff, in Baltimore, Maryland in reference to the legacy of Mrs. Catherine Queen. Spivak informs that he has enclosed his reply to Mrs. N. Ostroff with this letter to Henry Cohen. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1913 February 18

Letter from C.D. Spivak to King Solomon Lodge #97 O.B.A., 1909 June 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0068.00027
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to the secretary of the King Solomon Lodge #97, O.B.A. in Baltimore, Maryland informs that Mr. Moe Ziskind, a member of the lodge, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 June 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Isaacsohn, 1910 October 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0081.00006
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. Louis Isaacsohn, informing him that his daughter, Rachel Wilson, has been admitted to the Sanatorium. Letter is signed but undated; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.H. Fisher, 1911 January 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0075.00026
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mrs. L.H. Fisher, informing her that in order to order a slab for Mr. Max Hamburger, a balance of $9.78 is needed. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 January 25

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.H. fisher, 1911 July 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0075.00028
Overview Letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mrs. L.H. Fisher, informing her that he has received the check for $9.78 to be used for the erection of a tombstone on the grave of Mr. Max Hamburger. He requests Mr. Hamburger's Yiddish name and the date of his birth. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 July 12

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.H. Fisher, 1912 February 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0075.00034
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mrs. L.H. Fisher, informing her that her letter postmarked February 21, 1912 was addressed to the President of the Jewish Consumptive Home and was remailed to JCRS. He informs her that she never sent a check for $25, but rather $9.78. He has asked for a photograph of the headstone, which he will send to her as a memento. He did not see the need to hurry, as death is a matter of eternity. Letter is dated, but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1912 February 28

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.H. Fisher, 1912 May 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0075.00035
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mrs. L.H. Fisher, informing her that they are enclosing a photograph and the negative of the monument on her brother, Mr. Max Hamburger's grave. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1912 May 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Louis Sugar, 1908 November 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0046.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Louis Sugar in Baltimore, Maryland, about the concern of $50.00 of a JCRS patient, Mr. Charles Stolberg. It discusses transactions between a Mr. Zelnikoff, who Stolberg initally transfered money to, and Mr. Grosser, Assistant Secretary at the National Jewish Hosptial for Consumptives, who hold the receipts for money sent to the hospital. Spivak is asking Louis Sugar to get in contact with Mr. Zelnikoff and to inform them of the results on...
Dates: 1908 November 19