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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 70 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to N.B. Weiss, 1908 January 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0139.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to N.B. Weiss. Spivak begins the letter by saying that Frank Schneiderman, a member of his lodge, filled out an application at JCRS on October 29th, 1907. He tells Weiss that Schneiderman turned his pockets inside-out and showed Spivak that he only had fifteen cents and not a single friend in Denver. Spivak tells Weiss that he sent Schneiderman to Mr. Garson’s boardinghouse and he would pay for one week of his board at a rate of $5.50. He then informs Weiss that he...
Dates: 1908 January 13

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Garson, 1907 October 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0139.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. S. Garson. Spivak informs Garson that Mr. Frank Schneiderman was sent to Denver by the Pennsylvania Lodge #2 I.O.S.J. penniless. He asks Garson to provide him with boarding that Spivak will be responsible for paying for.
Dates: 1907 October 29

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Garson, 1907 October 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0139.00004
Overview Copy of a typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. S. Garson. Spivak informs Garson that Mr. Frank Schneiderman was sent to Denver by the Pennsylvania Lodge #2 I.O.S.J. penniless. He asks Garson to provide him with boarding that Spivak will be responsible for paying for.
Dates: 1907 October 29

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Wexler, 1911 September 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0151.00004
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Wexler. Spivak asks Wexler to give Mr. Schnoor board and lodging at a rate of $5.50 per week. Spivak also instructs Wexler to bill JCRS.
Dates: 1911 September 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Wexler, 1911 September 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0151.00014
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Wexler of Wexler's Private Boarding House. Spivak enclosed a check for $4.19 to pay for Henry Schnoor's boarding.
Dates: 1911 September 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Wexler, 1911 February 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0112.00020
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Wexler. Spivak enclosed a check for $13.35 to pay for Jacob Mallinger’s board and lodging. Spivak asks Wexler to acknowledge that he received the money.
Dates: 1911 February 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S.S. Garson, 1910 June 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0131.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to S.S. Garson. He tells Garson that he received his letter from June 26th, 1910 explaining that their “pleasant relations will cease.” Spivak tells Garson that he regrets how this has happened and assures Garson that the society will miss Garson’s many kind favors and relationship. Spivak then tells Garson that Bozner said he has nothing valuable in the bank and Spivak asked Bozner to provide evidence of his statement. He thanks Garson for past favors and hopes...
Dates: 1910 June 29

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Wexler, 1911 January 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0112.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Wexler’s Private Boarding House. Spivak asks Wexler to give Mr. Mallinger board and lodging at a rate of $5.50 per week and to charge the bill to JCRS.
Dates: 1911 January 20

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Wexler's Private Boarding House, 1911 September 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0151.00012
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series of patient records includes medical reports and histories, statistical data of patients, x-rays, and death certificates. The patient files include applications, correspondence and some may also contain photographs and personal items.
Dates: 1911 September 16

Letter from E. Hochberg to JCRS , 1910 June 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0133.00009
Overview Handwritten letter from E. Hochberg to JCRS. Hochberg notifies JCRS that the amount for the two weeks that Jennie Goldberg boarded with her is $10.00. The letter is signed, “Mrs. Ethel Hochberg” with her address at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 1