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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 70 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from E. Hochberg to JCRS, 1910 June 20

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0133.00014
Abstract 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. The verso states, "Attach to Mrs. Goldberg application."
Dates: 1910 June 20

Letter from J. Hurwitz to C.D. Spivak, 1908 July 6

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00013
Abstract Handwritten letter from J. Hurwitz to C.D. Spivak. Hurwitz assures Spivak that the $10.00 will be paid in the near future. He also thanks Spivak for the kindness he has shown Schwartz and says he will do anything he can towards the noble work that JCRS provides. Hurwitz also asks why Mr. Marinoff did not write to him while he was visiting Seattle. Hurwitz admits that he was very busy during the time Marinoff was in Seattle, but he would like to help JCRS any way he can.
Dates: 1908 July 6

Letter from Mrs. Bland to C.D. Spivak, 1911 May 11

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0114.00016
Abstract Handwritten letter from Mrs. Bland to C.D. Spivak. Bland gives Spivak a bill for Mr. Glazers boarding. The bill comes to a total of $29.85 for five weeks and three days of lodging. Bland asks Spivak to send the money as soon as possible.
Dates: 1911 May 11

Letter from N. Mosessohn to C.D. Spivak, 1908 January 7

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0143.00002
Abstract Typed letter from Dr. N. Mosessohn to C.D. Spivak. Mosessohn tells Spivak that the $2.50 sent to Spivak to cover Mr. Nagler’s boarding was actually paid for by Mr. Nagler. Therefore, Mosessohn asks Spivak to give the $2.50 to Mr. Nagler on behalf of the Jewish Relief Society.
Dates: 1908 January 7

Letter from N. Mosessohn to C.D. Spivak, 1908 December 17

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0143.00012
Abstract Letter from N. Mosessohn to C.D. Spivak. Mosessohn enclosed a money order for $2.50 to pay for Mr. Nagler’s boarding in Denver before his admission to the sanatorium. Mosessohn asks Spivak to kindly pay Nagler’s debt for him. He also includes a postscript asking Spivak to tell him how Nagler is doing at the present time.
Dates: 1908 December 17

Letter from S.S. Garson to C.D. Spivak, 1910 June 26

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0131.00013
Abstract Handwritten letter from S.S. Garson to C.D. Spivak. Garson begins the letter by telling Spivak he understands that Spivak is trying to figure out what to do with Mayer Bozner’s board bill. Garson tells Spivak he can suggest a way out of the dilemma by tearing the bill into fragments and throwing the pieces into the waste basket. He tells Spivak that he calls their relation square with a parting salute to JCRS as far as boarding-house connection is concerned between them.
Dates: 1910 June 26

Letter from S.S. Garson to C.D. Spivak, 1910 January 27

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0036.00009
Abstract Handwritten letter from S.S. Garson to C.D. Spivak. Garson tells Spivak that Abe Billen ended up boarding with them for three weeks instead of one week, which Spivak told Garson over the phone. Garson also tells Spivak that they have contributed $1.50 towards Mrs. Zigler's boarding and is willing to contribute another fifty cents. Garson asks Spivak if he can at least pay for one week of Billen's room and board, as well as one dollar towards Mrs. Zigler's room and board.
Dates: 1910 January 27

Note from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Yarros, 1911 March 29

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0150.00011
Abstract Handwritten note from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Yarros asking him to give $3.00 to Mrs. Twerski to cover the cost of Dayner’s boarding.
Dates: 1911 March 29

Prescription Note from C.D. Spivak to G. Yarros, 1911 April 3

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00031
Abstract Handwritten prescription note from C.D. Spivak to G. Yarros. Spivak instructs Yarros to give Schwartz a check for $2.00 to pay for his boarding. Spivak informs Yarros that Schwartz has been held up by the proprietor and she refuses to help Schwartz.
Dates: 1911 April 3

Telegram from C.D. Spivak to M. Kalisky, 1910 March 28

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0110.00007
Abstract Telegram from C.D. Spivak to M. Kalisky. He informs her to send Jennie Goodman to Denver because he has a boardinghouse available for her.
Dates: 1910 March 28