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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 170 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C D Spivak to Samuel Kotkis, 1911 April 17

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0168.00005
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Samuel Kotkis, brother of Harry Kotkis, to inform him that JCRS has invited Harry to the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned, as it is a carbon copy of the original, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 April 17

Letter from C D Spivak to Samuel Kotkis, 1911 April 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0168.00012
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Samuel Kotkis, written to inform him that JCRS has invited his brother Harry Kotkis to the Sanatorium. Letter is signed "C D Spivak" and "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 April 17

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Gordon & Brother, 1909 March 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0006.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Messrs. A. Gordon and Brother in Brooklyn, New York informs that Mr. Sam Ledger[sic], on whose behalf they had written, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium of JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 3

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Greenberg, 1909 October 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0097.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to A. Greenberg in Brooklyn, New York, stating that his son, Barney Greenberg, has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 October 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Pfeffer, 1911 May 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0022.00007
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Anna Pfeffer, informing her husband, Isaac Pfeffer, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 May 17

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Werman, 1911 October 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0140.00009
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Abraham Werman, informing his son, Sam Werman, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 October 26

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Abe Sondack, 1909 March 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0028.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Abe Sondack in Brooklyn, New York informs that Abe Sondack's brother, Max Sondack, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Abraham M. Luria, 1908 October 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0075.00016
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Abraham M. Luria in Brooklyn, New York, informing Abraham Luria that his daughter, Mary Luria, has been accepted as a patient to the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Anna Fiesholtz, 1908 November 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0056.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Anna Fiesholtz in Brooklyn, New York, stating that her late son, Benjamin Mandel, body has been cremated and his wife was present, and has her ashes. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 November 19

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Annie Nissman, 1909 March 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0020.00019
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Annie Nissman in Brooklyn, New York informs that Ben Belovsky, Annie Nissman's brother, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium of JCRS to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 5