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 190 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to A.S. Newman, stating he was in Waco, Texas and could only send their check to Nettie Kahn at the present time. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1912 April 30
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
Overview Typed letter with Hebrew Relief Association letterhead from A. S. Newman to Dr. Spivak, stating Nettie Kahn asked them to send her clothing and money. He asks them to see what articles of clothing she needs, and to look into money for her. Letter is signed by A. S. Newman.
Dates: 1911 November 15
Overview Typed letter with Hebrew Relief Association letterhead from A. S. Newman to Dr. Spivak, informing they are sending Nettie Kahn via express underwear, stockings, and a warm coat. He asks him to purchase shoes for her and give $1, that he will reimburse them. Letter is signed by A.S. Newman.
Dates: 1911 December 08
Overview 2 pages typed letter from A.S. Newman to Dr. Spivak, stating they received a letter saying the clothing they sent Nettie Kahn are of no value to her, even though they should. They said she was very hard to please regarding her style, and asks him to determine whether the things she received should be satisfactory. Letter is signed by A.S. Newman.
Dates: 1912 January 02
Overview Typed letter with Hebrew Relief Association letterhead from A.S. Newman to Dr. Spivak, sending $3 for Nettie Kahn. Letter is signed by A.S. Newman.
Dates: 1912 March 29
Overview Typed letter with Hebrew Relief Association letterhead from A.S. Newman to Dr. Spivak, asking for information about her clothing needs -- the articles of clothing, the quantity and, size. Letter is sidned by A.S. newman
Dates: 1912 October 02
Overview Typed letter with Hebrew Relief Association letterhead, from A.S. Newman to C.D. Spivak, sending Nettie Kahn a check for $3 and 3 suites of woolen underwear, 3 pairs of woolen stockings, 3 flannel nightgowns, and a sweater. Letter is signed by A.S. Newman.
Dates: 1912 November 01
Overview Typed letter with Hebrew Relief Association letterhead from A.S. Newman to Dr. Spivak, sending a check for Nettie Kahn, and saying they are sorry to hear of her condition. Letter is signed by A.S. Newman.
Dates: 1913 January 30
Overview Typed letter from A.S. Newman in Cleveland, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that enclosed with the letter is a check for $42.35 in payment of Mrs. Sam Lockman's [Ethel Lockman] transportation from Denver to Cleveland. Letter is signed in black ink by A.S. Newman, superintendent of the Hebrew Relief Association of Cleveland, Ohio.
Dates: 1911 March 21