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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 190 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Sol Frank, 1909 August 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0106.00019
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Sol Frank in Cincinatti, Ohio, stating that Sam Blumberg has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 23

Letter from C.D. Spivak to N. Kahn, 1912 May 01

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00052
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Nettie Kahn, sending her a check for $3 from the Hebrew Relief Societ. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1912 May 01

Letter from C.D. Spivak to R. Danchak, 1910 November 09

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00013
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Rose Danchak, informing her sister, Nettie Kahn, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 November 09

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rabbi S. Margolies, 1909 November 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0131.00018
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rabbi S. Margolies in Cleveland, Ohio, stating that Rickey Frisch has been accepted to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 November 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rev. Saul Silber, 1908 September 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0032.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rev. Saul Silver in Youngstown, Ohio, informing him that Mr. Aaron Agreen, in whose behalf he had written them, was on the 6th of July and again on the 21st of July, accepted on the 2nd inst. as a patient into the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Letter states hope that his stay at the Sanatorium may prove beneficial to his health and that he will be able to return to his home and children. Letter is unsigned but...
Dates: 1908 September 4

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rev. Saul Silber, 1908 July 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0032.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rev. Saul Silber in Youngstown, Ohio. Letter states that in reference to Mr. A. Agnen [Aaron Agreen], who is suffering from tuberculosis, and in whose behalf he wrote to them, to admit him to the Sanatorium, will say that to their regret, there is not a single vacancy at the present writing. They have now on file about forty applications from men and women who have been in Denver for some time and who are waiting anxiously for their turn to...
Dates: 1908 July 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rosie Blumberg, 1909 November 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0106.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rosie Blumberg in Cincinnati, Ohio, replying to the request to know if her deceased son, Sam Blumberg, said anything before he died. Spivak states that a week before he passed, Sam Blumberg, was requesting to go to Texas but was advised to go home first and then to Texas. Sam Blumberg's plan was to discharge once he was feeling a little stronger and start his travels. Sam's trunk and was expressed shipped to Rosie Blumberg, amounting to a...
Dates: 1909 November 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rosie Blumberg, 1909 November 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0106.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rosie Blumberg in Cincinatti, Ohio, stating that once enclosed was a card case that belonged to her late son, Sam Blumberg. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 November 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rosie Blumberg, 1909 October 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0106.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rosie Blumberg in Cincinatti, Ohio, stating that in the mail are the watch and cahin, and money order for $25.00 from her late son, Sam Blumberg. The trains request to pre-pay for the freight. Spivak will deduct the cost of the freight and will send the balance of the money that is still in his possession. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 October 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rosie Blumberg, 1909 October 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0106.00013
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rosie Blumberg in Cincinatti, Ohio, stating that the left over possessions of her late son, Sam Blumberg, were a gold watch and chain, $22.00 cash, and a check for $25.00. One of the other patients stated that Sam Blumberg wanted to turn over his possessions to Mr. Feldesman and Spivak is requesting if this is correct. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 October 22