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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 49 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Henry Block, 1909 December 24

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00034
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Henry Block in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that enclosed was a receipt for $10.00 for the generous donation from Samuel Block's brother, Henry Block for the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 December 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Marx, 1909 June 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0063.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. I. Marx [Isadore Rainsberg] in Cincinnati, Ohio informs that Isadore Rainsberg's mother, Katy Rainsberg, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain her health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 June 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.H. Landman, 1910 October 03

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0063.00019
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Dr. L.H. Landman informing him that Louis Bernstein has been admitted to the Sanatorium of the JCRS. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 03

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.H. Landman, 1910 October 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0063.00028
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Dr. L.H. Landman asking who endorsed the two checks amounting to $90 to support Louis Bernstein. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 11

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.H. Landman, 1910 October 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0063.00031
Overview Letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Dr. L.H. Landman thanking him for his letter and clarifying a previous letter. Dr. Spivak is afraid that he misplaced or lost the two checks sent to Denver to support Mr. Bernstein. He is hopeful that Dr. Landman will be able to see who endorsed the returned checks. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 21

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.H. Landman, 1910 October 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0063.00032
Overview Letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Dr. L.H. Landman apologizing for the delayed response, and enclosing a report from the superintendent on Mr. Louis Bernstein's health. Letter is dated and signed; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 28

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.H. Landman, 1910 November 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0063.00037
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Dr. L.H. Landman apologizing for the delay in response and thanking Dr. Landman for sending the endorsed check. Dr. Spivak did endorse it and had forgotten. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 November 25

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Sol Frank, 1909 August 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0106.00019
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Sol Frank in Cincinatti, Ohio, stating that Sam Blumberg has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 23

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rosie Blumberg, 1909 November 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0106.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rosie Blumberg in Cincinnati, Ohio, replying to the request to know if her deceased son, Sam Blumberg, said anything before he died. Spivak states that a week before he passed, Sam Blumberg, was requesting to go to Texas but was advised to go home first and then to Texas. Sam Blumberg's plan was to discharge once he was feeling a little stronger and start his travels. Sam's trunk and was expressed shipped to Rosie Blumberg, amounting to a...
Dates: 1909 November 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rosie Blumberg, 1909 November 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0106.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rosie Blumberg in Cincinatti, Ohio, stating that once enclosed was a card case that belonged to her late son, Sam Blumberg. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 November 1