Spivak, C. D. (Charles D.), 1861-1927
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.
CitationLeḳsiḳon 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 209 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly. Spivak enclosed a check for $1.25 which was left behind from Julius Shapiro after his death on December 19, 1910.
Dates: 1912 July 15
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly detailing the amount of money to be cashed from each patient listed in the letter at JCRS. He also mentions that an enclosed check of $31.50 from Jos. Goldstein covers the full amount of funeral expenses for former patient Abraham Goldstein. Spivak asks Disraelly to acknowledge that he received the letter.
Dates: 1910 September 16
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly. Spivak asks Disraelly to check if his society buried Rosa Zveil who died at the sanatorium on January 14th, 1911. He also asks Disraelly if the funeral expenses have been paid.
Dates: 1912 July 15
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly. Spivak enclosed a check for $1.50 from the belongings left behind from Frank Schneiderman. He asks Disraelly to acknowledge that he received the check.
Dates: 1912 July 15
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to the Jewish Aid Society. He described an enclosed bill for the funeral expenses of Jennie Goodman. Spivak asked if the Jewish Aid Society could honor the payment at their earliest convenience.
Dates: 1910 April 23
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Y. Cohen. Spivak tells Cohen that Morris Hoffman told Spivak to give George Hoffman’s watch to Cohen. Spivak tells Cohen that the watch can be obtained from his office. Spivak asks Cohen to call the office any morning from 9am to 12pm.
Dates: 1911 September 1
Overview Handwritten letter from D. Goldstein to C.D. Spivak inquiring why Spivak has not sent the belongings of Morris Goldstein. He asks Spivak to send Morris Goldstein's jewelry and money, as well as a large trunk. He expresses that he is surprised that he has not received the items yet because he sent the check to cover the funeral costs of his son so long ago. He hopes for an early reply and signs the letter "D. Goldstein" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 23
Overview Handwritten letter from the Gonda family to C.D. Spivak. The letter expresses how surprised the family is from the news of their father passing away. Based on a previous letter from Spivak, they thought Louis Gonda would recover because Spivak gave them reassurance that he was doing okay. They also request that Spivak sends any belongings left behind from Louis such as a watch, gold chain, pin, clothing, and letters. They also request to know the location of his grave, as well as obtain the...
Dates: 1910 June 19
Overview Handwritten letter from the Gonda family to C.D. Spivak. The letter acknowledges that they received the package containing the chain and the 25 cents in change. They mention that if the photographic equipment is still intact, its value should be between four or five-hundred dollars, emphasizing that the lens is one of the finest ever made. They state that sending the photographic equipment would be too expensive; therefore, Spivak should attempt to sell it for a reasonable amount of money and...
Dates: 1910 June 27
Overview Handwritten letter from Mrs. Ethel Gonda to C.D. Spivak. She begins the letter by stating that the family is in very poor circumstances and would like Spivak to do what he can with the photographic equipment. She then mentions that the family plans on moving back to Europe once they can save enough money. She again requests that the death certificate be sent soon because it is an important document that they need for the move. She signs the letter "Mrs. Gonda" with their address and in large,...
Dates: 1910 August 3