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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 E. Schwartzkoff, 1911 October 20

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0104.0142.00006
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Ethel Schwartzkoff, informing her father, Harry Mindel, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 October 20

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Esther Lieboff, [1910] January 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0027.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak addressed to Mrs. Esther Lieboff, 294 Christopher Ave, Brooklyn N.Y. informing Mrs. Lieboff that JCRS has invited Mr. Solomon Lieboff, Mrs. Lieboff's son, to stay at the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: [1910] January 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Etta Saritsky, 1910 September 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0033.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to "Mrs. Etta Saritzky" [archivist infers this is Etta Saritsky] in Brooklyn, New York informs that Mrs. Etta Saritsky's husband, Benj. Saritsky, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 September 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Ettie Greenberg, 1909 May 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0047.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Ettie Greenberg in Brooklyn, New York informs that JCRS has invited her husband, Jacob Greenberg, to enter the Sanatorium in order to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 May 5

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Mendelson, 1911 October 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0162.00013
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Fannie Mendelson, informing her husband, Sam Mendelson, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 October 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Michaels, 1910 January 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0032.00015
Overview Typed letter from Charles Spivak to Fanny Michaels, 1857 Park Pl., Brooklyn, NY, Harry Michaels' wife. It states that the JCRS invited Harry Michaels to their sanatorium. Letter is not signed but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 January 11

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Michaels, 1910 February 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0032.00021
Overview Typed letter from Charles Spivak to Fanny Michaels, 1857 Park Pl., Brooklyn, N.Y., in which he states Harry Michaels did not say anything as he passed away, and that it was peacefully. Letter is not signed but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 February 26

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Steinberg, 1911 August 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0125.00014
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Fannie Steinberg, informing her husband, David Steinberg, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "CDS" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 August 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Fannie Vendig, 1909 June 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0075.00019
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Fannie Vendig [Mrs. F. Vendig] in Brooklyn, New York informs that Alex Vendig, Mrs. Vendig's son, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 June 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Fanny Vendig, 1909 July 13

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0101.0075.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Fanny Vendig [written as Mrs. Fannie Vendig] in Brooklyn, New York informs that Spivak has received Fanny Vendig's letter and enclosed money order for $38.00 to pay for funeral expenses and death certificate of her son, Alex Vendig. Spivak informs that it will take several days before he will be able to have the proper parties sign and the affidavit made. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 13