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.
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.
Overview Ripped envelope with "J. Petrover Sighetul-Marmati-Romania" printed in the left corner. 10/17/23 is stamped on the back.
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 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.
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."
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".
Overview Envelope from Dr. Spivak to S. Horwitz. It has a stamp saying "return to sender, cannot be found. September 29, 1910."
Overview Envelope from Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak at the JCRS in Denver, Colorado.
Overview Envelope that is addressed in ink to The JCRS Dr. Spivak, Denver, CO., from The Leader in Kansas City, Missouri.