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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.


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:

Envelope, 1909 November

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0105.00036
Overview Envelope filled out by hand in ink that is addressed to Dr. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, from H. Schick in New York City, New York. There are seven different stamps between November 23, 1909 through November 29, 1909.
Dates: 1909 November

Envelope, 1909 July 19-1909 July 22

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0104.00003
Overview Envelope that was sent to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, from Benj. M. Brodie in Atlanta, Georgia. The envelope states that the letter was sent on July 19, 1909, and arrived in Denver on July 22, 1909.
Dates: 1909 July 19-1909 July 22

Envelope, 1910 January 17

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0104.00009
Overview Envelope that is addressed to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, from G.A. and F. Grocery Co. in Atlanta, Georgia. It is dated that on January 17, 1910 from Atlanta Georgia. On the front of the envelope on the left side, handwritten in pencil is illegilble note but dated "1/2/09."
Dates: 1910 January 17

Envelope, 1909 August 8

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0013.00026
Overview Handwritten envelope in black ink addressed to The Jewish Consumptives relief society and in particular, "Mr. Dr. C.D. Spivak" at 1401 Court Place, Denver, Colorado. At the bottom of the front of the envelope is a note written in black ink that is illegible.
Dates: 1909 August 8

Envelope, 1909 January 22

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0013.00027
Overview Handwritten envelope in black ink addressed to The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society "office 1421 Court Place" and is addressed "for secretary, Dr. C.D. Spivak" in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. Written at the top of the address side of the envelope is an illegible note.
Dates: 1909 January 22

Envelope, 1908 November 25

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0013.00028
Overview Typed envelope from Rabbi C.E. Hillel Kauvar in Denver, Colorado to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: 1908 November 25

Envelope, undated

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.
Dates: undated

Envelope, 1909 October 13

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0008.00033
Overview The sender's address on the envelope reads "Fort Wayne National Furniture Co., 1231-1233 Calhoun Street, Corner Montgomery, Fort Wayne, Indiana". The recipent address reads "Mr. C.D. Spwak [sic] Secty., The Jewish Consumptives Relief Society, Denver, Cdo". On top middle of the enveliopo there is a postal stamp that reads "Fort Wayne Ind. Oct 13, 1909, 8PM".
Dates: 1909 October 13

Envelope, 1909 August 26

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.
Dates: 1909 August 26

Envelope, 1909 November 11

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.
Dates: 1909 November 11