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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 J. Goldstein, 1910 September 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0035.00033
Overview Typed letter from Charles Spivak to Joseph Goldsten, 89 Moore St., Brooklyn, N.Y., in which he apologizes not answering his former letter any sooner, as well as he received the check for the burial expenses. He also states that the money order sent to I. Baer, and the effects will be turned over to Mr. Kondritzer or Mr. Maimen when they call, since he does not have their addresses. Letter is not signed but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 September 14

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Goldstein, 1911 March 07

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0035.00043
Overview Typed letter from Charles Spivak to Joseph Goldstein, 89 Moore St., Brooklyn, N.Y., in which he states neither Mr. Kondritzer nor Mr. Maiman has called to get the effects of Abraham Goldstein. He states his effects were turned over to the Isidore Hurwitz Club, and sold to give the money to the needy patient, but they kept a pocket watch that can be sent upon request. Letter is not signed bu "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1911 March 07

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Goldstein, 1911 April 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0035.00045
Overview Typed letter from Charles Spivak to Joseph Goldstein, 89 Moore St, Brooklyn, N.Y., in which he states he is sending the pocket watch together with the 80 cents left by Abraham Goldstein, after deducting expense for mailing. Letter is not signed but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1911 April 22

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Goldstein, 1911 May 01

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0035.00048
Overview Typed letter from Charles Spivak to Joseph Goldstein, 79 Moore St., Brooklyn, N.Y., in which he states the watch left by Abraham Goldstein was sent to him by registered mail. It was also enclosed 65 cents in stamps as the balance of eighty cents left by his son. Letter is not signed but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1911 May 01

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Solitovksy, 1911 October 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0162.00010
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Joe Solitovksy, informing him 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 M. Bruh, 1909 July 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0103.00011
Overview Typed letter form C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. M. Bruh in Brooklyn, New York, stating that Max Lander was admited into the JCRS Sanatroium. Before being admitted Lander was sent to S.S. Garson for room and board where he racked up a bill for $9.45. Spivak is hoping that Bruh will honor and pay the bill. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 31

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Michael Ratner, 1909 October 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0134.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Michael Ratner in Brooklyn, New York, stating that his son, George Ratner, has been accepted to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 October 25

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Minnie Mendelsohn, 1909 March 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0014.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Minnie Mendelsohn in Brooklyn, New York informs that her husband, Isidore Mendelsohn, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium of the JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. David Ledger, 1909 March 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0006.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. David Ledger in Brooklyn, New York informs that Spivak has enclosed a bill for $5.15 for the board and lodging of Mr. Sam Ledger[sic] sent to the JCRS office by Mr. S.S. Garson at 1471 Knox Court. Sam Ledgin had lived at that address while waiting to be admitted to the Sanatorium. Spivak requests that Mr. David Ledger give this issue prompt attention. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. David Ledger, 1909 March 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0006.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. David Ledger in Brooklyn, New York informs that Mr. David Ledger's nephew, Mr. Sam Ledger[sic], has been invited to enter the Sanatorium at JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 3