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 47 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Addressed envelope to the JCRS from 88 Smith Street Perth Amboy, NJ. The envelope is stamped and dated.
Dates: 1909 July 21
Overview Envelope addressed from Mrs. M. Rappaport in New York, New York to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, with a note written by sender at the bottom requesting that the letter be delivered to addressee only.
Dates: 1909 June 29
Overview Letter addressed to Dr. Charles D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. Producer of envelope is uncertain as the top left corner reads The Jewish Quarterly Review, which is crossed out and reads S.L Skoss. Additionally the note below concerning postage is crossed out.
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
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.
Overview Returned envelope addressed to Tessie Grakovsky, from JCRS.
Dates: 1911 October 27
Overview Envelope addressed to I. Weitzman from C.D. Spivak. The envelope states “In ten days return to The Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Sociey.” There is a purple stamp of a pointing finger that says “returned.”
Dates: 1912 March 3
Overview Envelope from Dr. Spivak to S. Horwitz. It has a stamp saying "return to sender, cannot be found. September 29, 1910."
Dates: 1910 September 22
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.
Dates: 1910 May 21
Overview Ripped envelope with "J. Petrover Sighetul-Marmati-Romania" printed in the left corner. 10/17/23 is stamped on the back.
Dates: 1923 October 17