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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 85 Collections and/or Records:

Copy of a Letter from B.D. Bogen to C.D. Spivak, 1909 December 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00028
Overview Typed copy of a letter from Boris D. Bogen from Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. It states that there was a check for $10.00 enclosed from the contribution of Henry Block of Louisville, KY to the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter was signed in ink but now typed "B.D. Bogen."
Dates: 1909 December 2

Copy of a letter from C.D. Spivak to Boris D. Bogen, Undated

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00005
Overview Copy of a typed letter from C. D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that he has received the $10.00 check for Samuel Block and sent back a receipt. Also, the JCRS will advance Mr. Block for small expenses. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: Undated

Copy of a Letter from D.J. Zinner to C.D. Spivak, 1909 December 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0079.00021
Overview Typed copy of a letter from D.J. Zinner in Cleveland, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that he has received a letter from Louis Twerski who is a member of the Philadelphia Lodge and that he will be discharged from the JCRS Sanatorium on January 1st. Zinner is requesting for Spivak to allow Twerski to extend his stay at the Sanatorium until arrangements are made for him after he leaves. Letter was signed by "D.J. Zinner."
Dates: 1909 December 3

Copy of Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. A.S. Newman, 1909 October 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0037.00004
Overview Copy of typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. A.S. Newman, Secretary of Hebrew Relief Society in Cleveland, Ohio. Letter states that in regards to Mr. Greenstein, who claims that he was recently discharged from the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and applied for assistance, will say that they have had a great deal of trouble from this man. Spivak states that he considers him a schnorer from schnorerland. Letter states that they have received a similar...
Dates: 1909 October 18

Envelope, 1909 December 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00031
Overview Envelope from Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak at the JCRS in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: 1909 December 2

Letter form Boris D. Bogen to C.D. Spivak, 1909 October 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00007
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that there is a little misunderstanding with patient, Samuel Block. Block has had considerable trouble with staying in one place and wanting to move around. Spivak requested that they send the money as a donation to JCRS Sanatorium, and not directly to Block for he misuses the money. Letter is signe din ink Boris D Bogen.
Dates: 1909 October 28

Letter form C.D. Spivak to Samuel Margolies, 1909 April 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0034.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi Samuel Margolies in Cleveland, Ohio informs that Mr. David Gordon, in whose welfare Spivak knows Samuel Margolies is interested in, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium of JCRS to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 April 16

Letter from Abe Gutnick to C.D. Spivak, 1910 February 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0044.00004
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink on Isidore Hurwitz Library letterhead from Abe Gutnick in Edgewater, Colorado to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado thanks Spivak for giving Abe Gutnick the $15.00 for transportation home to Cleveland, Ohio. Gutnick informs that he leaves the Sanatorium Wednesday morning and expresses his gratitude to both Spivak and the administration. Gutnick provides his home address as #2358 E. 39th St., Cleveland, Ohio. Letter is signed by A. Gutnick.
Dates: 1910 February 15

Letter from Bela Gutnick to C.D. Spivak, 1909 April 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0044.00015
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Bela Gutnick in Cleveland, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado expresses her great gratitude for JCRS taking her son into the Sanatorium. Gutnick informs that she will keep the organization and Spivak in her prayers and requests that Spivak ask Abe Gutnick write her. Letter is signed by Bela Gutnick.
Dates: 1909 April 29

Letter from Boris Bogen to C.D. Spivak, 1909 November 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0052.00002
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Bogen has received previous correspondence and informs that he has presented Spivak's letter to the board of the United Jewish Charities of Cincinnati. Informs that the board has decided to assume the responsibility by placing Minnie Kondritzer in a sanatorium and eventually to send her to a warmer climate. Bogen informs that in another letter he has sent a "copy of the Israelite containing my...
Dates: 1909 November 30