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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 Mrs. F. Vendig, 1909 November 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0075.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. F. Vendig in Brooklyn, New York informs that he has enclosed with this letter a receipt for $3.84 that Mrs. Vendig donated to the Sanatorium of JCRS. Letter expresses Spivak's appreciation on behalf of JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom. A post script reads "Enclosed please find receipt #38525."
Dates: 1909 November 18

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. F. Vendig, 1909 July 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0075.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. F. Vendig in Brooklyn, New York, informs that Fanny Vendig's son, Alex Vendig, has passed away at the JCRS Sanatorium. Spivak informs that Alex Vendig died peacefully and without any struggle or pain. Spivak has enclosed a bill for burial expenses at the Rose Hill Cemetery totalling $31.50. Among Akex Vendig's effects left after his death was $3.99 in cahs, a watch, and cuff buttons. Spivak requests that Mrs. F. Vendig advise what...
Dates: 1909 July 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Fanny Vendig, 1909 October 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0075.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Fanny Vending in Brooklyn, New York informs that JCRS has sent by registered mail the effects of her late son, Alex Vendig. Informs that the items included a broken gold-filled watch and a pair of gold cuff buttons. Spivak thanks Mrs. Vendig for donating the $3.90 in cash left by Alex Vendig to JCRS which Spivak informs will be placed into the Relief Fund. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 October 21

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Fanny Vendig, 1909 July 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0075.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Fanny Vendig in Brooklyn, New York informs that Spivak has returned as requested four documents certifying the death of Fanny Vendig's son, Alex Vendig who was a patient at JCRS. Spivak informs that the undertaker's certificate will require some additional information that Fanny Vendig will probably be able to provide, such as height and hair color. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 19

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Fanny Vendig, 1909 July 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0075.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Fanny Vendig in Brooklyn, New York informs that Spivak has received Vendig's recent letter with blank forms to be filled out by the attending physician and the undertaker. Spivak informs that he will have to send these forms to officials of Jefferson County and that it might take a few days before it comes back. Spivak informs that filling out these documents will amount to a charge of $6.50 which he requests be forwarded with the money...
Dates: 1909 July 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Fanny Wernyck, 1908 August 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0035.00013
Overview Typed letter on The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society letterhead from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Fanny Wernyck in Brooklyn, New York, informing her that they have this day written a letter to her husband, Mr. Hyman Wernyck, inviting him to come to the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, where everything will be done to make him as comfortable as possible. Letter states hope that his stay will be beneficial to his health and is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed...
Dates: 1908 August 17

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. G. Sondack, 1909 August 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0028.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. G. Sondack in Brooklyn, New York informs that JCRS has received a draft for $100 dated July 21st. Spivak informs that this draft had been sent by Mr. A. Shapiro, recordkeeper of Colorado Tent #51m K.O.D.M., representing the bequest of JCRS patient Max Sondack who died at the Sanatorium on March 14th 1909. Post script reads "Enclosed please find receipt #34591." Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 4

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. H. Siesholtz, 1908 October 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0056.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. H. Siesholtz in Brooklyn, New York, stating that she is more then welcome to write/correspond with her son while he is in the Sanatorium, Spivak then gives the address to write to. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 19

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Lena Jacobs, 1909 February 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0026.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Lena Jacobs in Brooklyn, New York, stating that they are in receipt of a letter from Mr. Julius Steinfeld, 89 Front Street, New York, furnishing them with her new address, and are sending her per Wells Fargo Express Co., for the third time, the two gold rings, purse and pocket knife left by her late husband. Letter states hope that the articles will reach their destination this time and is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 February 19

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Philip Kravitz, 1908 October 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0050.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Philip Kravitz in Brooklyn, New York, stating that his brother, Samuel Kravitz, has been accepted into the JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 22