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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 30 Collections and/or Records:

Bill from C.D. Spivak for S. S. Garson, 1909 October 12

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00032
Overview Handwritten bill from C. D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to S. S. Garson. The total is $11 for two weeks of room and board to Simon Fuchs. It states that Spivak received the payment on October 19, 1909 signed by S. S. Garson.

Letter form I. Gingold to C.D. Spivak, 1909 September 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00040
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from I. Gingold in Birmingham, Alabama, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that the Charity Societies have sent a Simon Fuchs to the Sanatorium. Letter is signed in ink "I. Gingold".

Letter from A. Fuchs to C.D. Spivak, 1910 October 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00007
Overview Handwritten letter in in from Annie Fuchs in Birmingham, Alabama, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, that states Annie does not make a very good living and that they live off of the money the society gives to her family. She is requesting to bury her husband, Simon Fuchs, in Denver and to send her his German money. Letter is signed in ink "Mrs. A. Fuchs."

Letter from Anna Fuchs to C.D. Spivak, 1910 March 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00010
Overview Handwritten letter in pencil from Anna Funchs [Annie] in Birmingham, Alabama, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, wondering about how her husband, Simon Fuchs, and how he was treated while being a patient at the Sanatorium. She is also requesting that a "mark" is on her husbands grave and his date and time of death. Letter is signed in pencil "Mrs. Anna Fuchs".

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Fuchs, 1910 November 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to A. Fuchs in Birmingham, Alabama, that stats that they will be sending her five German mark and eye glasses left by her late husband, Simon Fuchs. Spivak regrets for the late response, but that his offices has been moved to a new location. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Fuchs, 1910 September 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to A. Fuchs in Birmingham, Alabama, that states the details of her husbands death, Simon Fuchs. There once was a copy of his report enclosed and as well as a bill for Simon Fuchs funeral expenses that came to the total of $31.50. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Fuchs, 1909 October 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00033
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to A. [Annie] Fuchs in Birmingham, Alabama, stating that the JCRS has invited Simon Fuchs, Annie's husband, to admit into the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Gingold, 1910 August 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0038.00005
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. I. Gingold, national director of the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society, informing him that he will admit Fannie Tamerson as soon as there is a vacancy. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Gingold, 1910 September 05

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0038.00007
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. I Gingold, national director of the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society, informing him that Miss Fannie Tamerson has been admitted to JCRS, and that everything will be done to make her comfortable. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Gingold, 1910 August 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00018
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to I. Gingold in Birmingham, Alabama, stating that Spivak will try and admit Fannie Temerson once there is a vacancy in the Sanatorium. Also answering Mrs. Annie Fuchs and Spivak is reporting about her sick husband, Simon Fuchs, who does not have good chances of recovery. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom .