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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 298 Collections and/or Records:

Bill from Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. , 1910 April 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0110.00022
Overview Bill from the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company. The bill instructs Spivak to pay .80 cents because the Jewish Aid Society refused payment of the telegraph he sent to them on April 16th, 1910.
Dates: 1910 April 17

Copy of a Letter from Joseph Clonick to C.D. Spivak, 1911 April 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0083.00006
Overview Typed copy of a letter from Joseph Clonick in Chicago, Illinois, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that enclosed was a check for $6.00 that Clonick obtained for the JCRS Sanatorium. Giving all his best to the patient and doctors. Letter is signed "Joseph Clonick."
Dates: 1911 April 10

Copy of a Letter from Joseph Clonick to C.D. Spivak, 1911 February 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0083.00008
Overview Typed letter from Joseph Clonick in Chicago, Illinois, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that once enclosed in the letter was a check for $5.50 that was gathered at a party at Mr. Oppenheim's for the patient at the JCRS Sanatorium. Clonick is requesting to know what the date of the semi-annual meeting will be. Letter is signed "Jos. Clonick."
Dates: 1911 February 26

Copy of letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. E. Klein, 1910 September 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0024.00012
Overview Copy of typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. E. Klein [Esther Klein] in Chicago, Illinois informs that Spivak has twice written to Esther to inform her of the fact that her husband, Joseph Klein, has been admitted to the JCRS Sanatorium. Informs that each time the letter was returned. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 September 8

Copy of Two Letters, 1911 February 5-1911 February 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0083.00010
Overview Two typed copy of letters. The first letter is address February 10, 1911. It is a letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Joseph Clonick in Chicago, Illinois, stating that in regards to Cong. Beth Jacob Anshei Kraaz, they have looked through their records and that they cannot find that they received a dontation from that congretion. Spivak states they received a donation from the Jewish Courier of Chicago, but he believes that is not the same congretion. Spivak is requesting for Clonick...
Dates: 1911 February 5-1911 February 10

Copy of Two Letters, 1910 December 3-1910 December 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0083.00012
Overview First typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Joseph Clonick in Chicago, Illinois, stating that they have just received the check for $50.00. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom. Second typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Joseph Clonick in Chicago, Illinois, apologizing for a delay in his response and thanking for the check for $4.00 for the JCRS. Spivak also states that it is great to hear from him and that it is gratifying to see that...
Dates: 1910 December 3-1910 December 5

Envelope, 1908 November 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0008.00002
Overview Envelope addressed from Mrs. M.L. Aren, Secretary of The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Soc'y of Chicago to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: 1908 November 23

Envelope from JCRS to M. Doctor, 1910 September 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0049.00018
Overview JCRS envelope to Millie Doctor, with stamps saying "not claimed", "not at new number", and "returned".
Dates: 1910 September 16

Envelope to Dr. Spivak from H. Diamondstein, 1908 November 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0089.00002
Overview Hand-addressed envelope in blue ink to Dr. Spivak [Denver JCRS] with templated return address that states, "Nieziner Benevolent Association H. Diamondstein Sec'y. [original address crossed out, new address written below] Chicago 31 Frank St." dated November 15th, 1908 [sic]. The envelope was found in JCRS patient #947 I. Diamondstein's record.
Dates: 1908 November 15

Ester Sayetta's Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1908 November 09

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0094.00001
Overview JCRS Application for Admittance filled out in ink for Patient #957 E. Sayetta "[t]o the Executive Committee of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, Denver, Colorado" dated "Nov 9th 1908" [sic]. The application includes patient's name, sex, age, occupation, residential information, medical information, marital status, number and ages of children, and nearest relatives or friends; "Sister Fannie Winsberg 55 Loyal Pl. Chicago Husband +children Louis Sayetta 1675 Elliot St." and the application...
Dates: 1908 November 09