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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 Mr. H. Masliansky, 1909 July 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0103.00020
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. H. Masliansky in New York City, New York, stating that enclosed was a copy of a letter received from Mr. Bruh in Brooklyn, New York and requesting Masliansky to look into the case. Spivak is hoping to get across that people have the responsibility of when sending their community members and patients to Denver to admit into the Sanatorium that it is not easy. That they must send their men/women with railroad fare and sufficient money for...
Dates: 1909 July 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. H. Rappaport [Harris Rappaport], 1910 June 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0021.00021
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. H. Rappaport [Harris Rappaport] in Brooklyn, New York. Letter states that they have in their possession $13.35 in cash and a $10.00 money order. Letter requests that Mr. Rappaport kindly send $10.00 in cash and they will return to him immediately the money order which they are unable to cash. Spivak states that they desire to pay the funeral expenses of the late Samuel Rappaport as soon as possible, and therefore urge him to send them the...
Dates: 1910 June 27

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Harris Rappaport, 1908 August 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0021.00076
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Harris Rappaport in Brooklyn, New York. Letter states that they take great pleasure in informing him that they have sent a letter to his son, Samuel Rappaport, to come to the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, where everything will be done to make him as comfortable as possible. Letter states hope that his stay at the Sanitorium will be beneficial to his health and is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 August 11

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Harry Zirn, 1909 March 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0006.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Harry Zirn in Brooklyn, New York informs that Mr. Sam Ledger[sic], on whose behalf Mr. Harry Zirn had written to JCRS, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium at JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 3

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Harry Zirn, 1909 January 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0006.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Harry Zirn in Brooklyn, New York informs that Spivak was informed by Mr. S. Bloomgarden of a letter from Mr. Harry Zirn in reference to Sam Ledgin. C.D. Spivak informs that at the present there is not an opening in the Sanatorium and there will not be any before March 1st, 1909. The institution has 52 applications on file waiting to be admitted. Informs that if Mr. Ledgin needs the high altitude of Colorado that he can come as soon as...
Dates: 1909 January 7

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. M. Bruh, 1909 July 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0103.00016
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. M. Bruh in Brooklyn, New York, stating that Mr. Max Lander has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 27

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. M. Bruh, 1909

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0103.00022
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. M. Bruh in Brooklyn, New York, stating that Mr. Max Lander has come to the JCRS with a letter in hand from Mr. Bruh. Lander claims to have come to Denver with only $.65 in his possession. Spivak cannot believe that Lander was sent to Denver with no money where hundreds of sick people come everday. Spivak is appauled and disgraced that his city did not collect some fares for him and to have put this new responsibility on Denver to help...
Dates: 1909

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Reichstein, 1908 July 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0014.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Reichstein, Secretary of Sredniker Benevolent Association in Brooklyn, New York, notifying him that Sam Schwartz, a member of his worthy organization, was admitted to the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency case on the 2nd installment. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 July 7

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Alex Vendig, 1910 January 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0075.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Alex Vendig [archivist infers that Mrs. Alex Vendig is Alex Vendig's sister, Fannie Vendig] in Brooklyn, New York informs that a Mr. A. Oppenheimer, secretary of the Mannheimer-Hahn Manufacturing Company called on Spivak and asked about Mrs. Alex Vendig's letter regarding a headstone on her late brother's grave. Spivak informs that he has looked into the matter and Mrs. Vendig has a couple of options for headstones for Alex Vendig's...
Dates: 1910 January 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. F. Schwartz, 1908 July 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0014.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. F. Schwartz in Brooklyn, New York, notifying her that her husband, Mr. Sam Schwartz, has been admitted as a patient into the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society on the 2nd installment. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 July 7