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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 47 Collections and/or Records:

Addressed Envelope, 1909 July 21

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0102.0070.00005
Overview Addressed envelope to the JCRS from 88 Smith Street Perth Amboy, NJ. The envelope is stamped and dated.

Envelope, 1910 May 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0075.00018
Overview Stationary from the New Howard Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, addressed to Dr. Charles Spivak. Envelope is stamped and dated May 21, 1910 at 5pm.

Envelope, 1923 October 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0083.00002
Overview Ripped envelope with "J. Petrover Sighetul-Marmati-Romania" printed in the left corner. 10/17/23 is stamped on the back.

Envelope, undated

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0014.00002
Overview The envelope is addressed to C.D. Spivak at "1431 Court Pl" from "The Grand Leader, The House of Bargains, 1111 16th St., Denver, Colo." Envelope is unstamped and undated.

Envelope, 1909 November 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0073.00012
Overview Envelope handwritten in ink, addressed to C. D. Spivak - Sec'y, JCRS Denver, Colorado, from E. Harris M.D. in Fall River, Mass. Sent on November 11, 1909.

Envelope, 1908 November 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0075.00010
Overview Handwritten evelope in black ink from F. Berse, 513 W 3rd St., Plainfield, New Jersey. The envelope reads "Dr. C. D. Spivak, 1421 Court Place, Denver, Colo."

Envelope, 1909 March 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0054.00004
Overview Envelope is addressed to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, from A.A. Cohen, District Manager, Colonial Trust Building, Reading, PA. The envelope is decorated with a photo and reads "Reading, Penna. The city varied industries superior commercial, educational, and residential advantages". On the back of the envelope is stamp that reads "Denver, Colo. Mar 1 4 PM 1909".

Envelope, 1910 September 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0066.00010
Overview Envelope from Dr. Spivak to S. Horwitz. It has a stamp saying "return to sender, cannot be found. September 29, 1910."

Envelope, 1909 December 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00031

Envelope, 1909 August 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0129.00017
Overview Envelope that is addressed in ink to The JCRS Dr. Spivak, Denver, CO., from The Leader in Kansas City, Missouri.