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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 L.H. Landman, 1910 October 03

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0063.00019
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Dr. L.H. Landman informing him that Louis Bernstein has been admitted to the Sanatorium of the JCRS. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 03

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.H. Landman, 1910 October 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0063.00028
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Dr. L.H. Landman asking who endorsed the two checks amounting to $90 to support Louis Bernstein. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 11

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.H. Landman, 1910 October 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0063.00031
Overview Letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Dr. L.H. Landman thanking him for his letter and clarifying a previous letter. Dr. Spivak is afraid that he misplaced or lost the two checks sent to Denver to support Mr. Bernstein. He is hopeful that Dr. Landman will be able to see who endorsed the returned checks. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 21

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.H. Landman, 1910 October 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0063.00032
Overview Letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Dr. L.H. Landman apologizing for the delayed response, and enclosing a report from the superintendent on Mr. Louis Bernstein's health. Letter is dated and signed; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 28

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.H. Landman, 1910 November 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0063.00037
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Dr. L.H. Landman apologizing for the delay in response and thanking Dr. Landman for sending the endorsed check. Dr. Spivak did endorse it and had forgotten. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 November 25

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Friedman, 1912 July 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00061
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Malima Friedman, thanking for the check for $3 they sent to Nettie Kahn. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1912 July 23

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Friedman, 1912 September 06

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00065
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Malima Friedman, translating the letter he received from Nettie Kahn. Her letter says the people in Cleveland forget her existence and that she needs a few cents. She says if it wasn't for the JCRS she would be dead a long time ago, and asks for the people in Cleveland to send her underwear and winter clothes. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1912 September 06

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Friedman, 1912 October 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00070
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Malima Friedman, stating Nettie Kahn is in need of woolen underwear, size 40. She does not wear union-suits, and she needs a flannel nightgown, a sweater, and warm stockings. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1912 October 17

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Friedman, 1913 January 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00075
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Malima Friedman, stating Nettie Kahn is in bed most of the time and in need of a few dollars. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1913 January 21

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mary Hershenhous, 1910 February 08

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0058.00006
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mary Hershenhous, 3606 Orange St., Cleveland, Ohio, in which he informs her husband, Hyman Hershenhous, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 February 08