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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 M. Rubin, 1910 August 30

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0102.0047.00017
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mollie Rubin, c/o Henry Sonnenborn & Co., Social Service Dpt., Baltimore, Md., in which he encloses the letter from Dr. Herman Schwatt with the information about Harry Slachman's conditions. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 August 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. S. Levy, 1909 July 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0068.00019
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. S. Levy in Baltimore, Maryland thanks Levy and the Hebrew Young Men's Sick Relief Association for a $25.00 check sent to JCRS. Spivak also informs that a member of their association, Morris Ziskind, is in the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom. A post script reads "Enclosed please find receipt #34241."
Dates: 1909 July 19

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. C. Zineman, 1909 November 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0046.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. C. Zinerman [Mrs. C. Zineman] in Baltimore, Maryland replies to Zineman's previous letter to inform that Zineman's son, Israel Zineman, who was admitted to the JCRS Sanatorium on April 23, 1909 has died on September 26, 1909. Spivak reports that he had informed Zineman's wife, Mrs. E. Zineman but that JCRS has not received any reply from the woman. Informs that there is a bill for Zineman's funeral expenses amounting to $31.50 from the...
Dates: 1909 November 26

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. E. Zineman, 1909 October 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0046.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. E. Zineman in Baltimore, Maryland informs that Mrs. Zineman's husband, Israel Zineman, died on September 22nd. Spivak informs that the Superintendent of the Sanatorium wrote her a letter that was returned by the post office. Spivak informs that Emma Zineman's husband left among his effects a nickle watch, eye glasses, and $1.75 in cash and requests directions as to what to do with those items. Spivak also informs that he has enclosed a...
Dates: 1909 October 22

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. E. Zineman, 1909 October 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0046.00015
Overview Typed letter on JCRS letterhead from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. E. Zineman in Baltimore, Maryland informs that Emma Zineman's husband, Israel Zineman, died on September 22nd at the JCRS Sanatorium. Informs that the superintendent wrote a letter to Mrs. E. Zineman that was returned by the post office. Spivak informs that her husband has left a nickle watch, eye glasses, and $1.75 in cash and requests intructions for what to do with his effects. Spivak informs that he has enclosed a...
Dates: 1909 October 22

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. N. Ostroff, 1915 June 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0059.00030
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. N. Ostroff [archivist infers that recipient is actually Esther Greenberg, sister of Catherine Queen] in Baltimore, Maryland informs that the trustees of JCRS have decided to erect a monument upon the grave of Greenberg's sister, Catherine Queen who died at the JCRS Sanatorium on October 10, 1911. Spivak requests Greenberg provide the date of Catherine Queen's birthday and her Jewish name if possible. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is...
Dates: 1915 June 4

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. N. Ostroff, 1913 February 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0059.00036
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. N. Ostroff [archivist infers that recipient is actually Esther Greenberg, sister of Catherine Queen] in Baltimore, Maryland informs that he is responding to an earlier letter in reference to the legacy left by Catherine Queen. Informs that JCRS attorney, Mr. Henry Cohen, informs the money will be sent to the rightful heirs late this month or early March. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1913 February 18

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0046.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Nathan Stolberg in Baltimore, Maryland, stating that his brother, 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 S. Levy, 1909 June 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0068.00026
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. S. Levy in Baltimore, Maryland informs that Mr. Moe Ziskind, a member of Mr. Levy's organization, 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 S.H. Fisher, 1910 May 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0075.00017
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mrs. S.H. Fisher, informing her that they received the $25 which was applied to the funeral expenses for Mr. Max Hamburger, and wishes to know what disposition is to be made of the balance of $15.22, an amount which is not sufficient to purchase a tombstone. Dr. Spivak informs Mrs. Fisher that the body was interred in the Golden Hill Cemetery. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 18