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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 43 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Dora Berman, 1908 October 1

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0100.0058.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dora Berman in Des Moines, Iowa, stating that her husband, Adolph Berman, has been accepted into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. N.P. Levin, 1910 May 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0038.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. N.P. Levin in Edgewater, Colorado, stating receipt from Mr. H. Hurwitz, a friend of the Society, for a check of $5.55, which was collected for Mr. Morris Solomon, who stated that he wished to return to Sioux City and that if sends them $10.00, they will try to raise $10.00 here in Denver for him. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Harry Greenberg, 1909 May 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0036.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Harry Greenberg in Ottumwa, Iowa informs that JCRS has invited Miss Fannie Greeberg, Harry Greenberg's sister, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium to regain her health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Jennings, 1909 June 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0065.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Dr. J.B. Jennings in Council Bluff, Iowa informs that JCRS has invited Mrs. Bell Yudelson, on whose behalf Jennings wrote to JCRS, to enter the Sanatorium to regain her health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Graefsky, 1916 December 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0014.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to J. Graefsky in Davenport, Iowa informing the recipient that there is no information as to the current whereabouts of his brother, Israel Graefsky. Letter states the most recent information known is that he had a wife and two children upon being admitted to the Santorium and the last known address was listed as 1200 Grove Street. Letter states efforts will be made to locate him and correspondence will follow if the efforts are successful....

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J.B. Blank, 1908 October 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0058.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to J.B. Blank in Des Moines, Iowa, stating that Adolph Berman has been accepted into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J.J. Frankel, 1908 September 09

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0111.00013
Overview Letter from Dr. Spivak to J.J. Frankel, informing her brother-in-law, Leo Frankel, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J.J. Frankel, 1911 January 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0111.00026
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to J.J. Frankel, informing they will try to make Leo Frankel's wait as short as possible. His name is among the first on the list to be admitted. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J.J. Frankel, 1911 January 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0111.00030
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to J.J. Frankel, informing her brother-in-law, Leo Frankel, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J.J. Frankel, 1911 March 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0111.00038
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Mrs. J.J. Frankel, thanking for the $20 and saying Leo Frankel is getting along very nicely and gradually improving. He also states he is in an advanced stage and that he hopes for the best. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.