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 72 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Handwritten letter from A. Stitch to C.D. Spivak. Stitch tells Spivak that he wrote to him three weeks ago asking for his son's trunk and belongings. Stitch asks Spivak to attend to his request.
Dates: 1912 January 2
Overview Handwritten letter from A. Stitch to C.D. Spivak. Stitch tells Spivak that four weeks ago he sent money to have Herman Stitch’s trunk sent to New York. Stitch tells Spivak that he has not received an answer and would like Spivak to attend to the matter.
Dates: 1912 February 21
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H.L. Stebbins, Division Baggage Agent of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. Spivak tells Stebbins that Mr. Diamond is a poor man who intended to come over to Denver to apply for admission into the JCRS sanatorium. Spivak informs Stebbins that JCRS is a charitable organization and only admits patients who are unable to pay for another institution. Spivak continues to say that Diamond shipped his belongings in November, but suffered from a hemorrhage...
Dates: 1911 February 16
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Jusskowitz informing her that he sent two spoons and one nickel watch through registered mail. The items were left by her deceased husband at JCRS. Spivak requests that she responds to his letter once she receives the package. He also asks her what she would like JCRS to do with the clothing left behind from her late husband.
Dates: 1910 September 20
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Stitch. Spivak tells Stitch that $2.84 was left behind from his son after he passed away.
Dates: 1911 December 8
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Stitch. Spivak tells Stitch that he will send the belongings to him as early as possible.
Dates: 1912 January 11
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Stitch Spivak informs Stitch that the railroad companies do not want to ship Herman Stitch’s trunk. Spivak also asks Stitch to send $5.73 to cover the cost of the shipment.
Dates: 1912 January 23
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Germania Life Insurance Company regarding the policy that was found with Sam Brody's personal belongings at JCRS. Spivak asks the company if they know anything about the name Simon, listed on the policy. He also asks them if they know where Miss Matle is located because she is listed as his sister and beneficiary on the policy.
Dates: 1912 July 9
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak asks Schwatt to address Stitch's trunk to S. Schmalansky in New York City. Also to send the key to A. Stitch in Brooklyn, New York.
Dates: 1912 February 14
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Liebmann. Spivak enclosed a few photos and letters among the effects of Fred Rosner, which was requested by H. Liebmann.
Dates: 1912 July 16