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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 130 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1909 July 2

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0101.0080.00021
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to H.B. Ferguson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that it is physically impossible for Spivak to stay up to date with all of his correspondence. It states that Ferguson has increased her subscription. Also that Mr. Sam Yablonsky has filed an application with the JCRS Sanatorium and hoping that they will be able to admit him in due time. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1909 June 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0080.00024
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that in reference to Sam Yablonsky that the JCRS Sanatorium will try there best to admit him and that on the time he is arriving, they will not be able to admit patients from outside of Denver for the next four months. Spivak states that $25.00 will not be enough for Yablonsky to pay for his room and board while waiting for admission in Denver. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed...
Dates: 1909 June 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Malman, 1909 September 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0123.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to I. Malman in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that his sister, Jennie Riesberg, has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium as an emergency case. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 September 28

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Winkler, 1911 June 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00035
Overview Letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Fannie Winkler informing her that the JCRS cannot send the $45 back, because it was used to pay for the burial. Enclosed with the letter is the remaining cash, the gold watch and chain, one unopened registered letter. Receipt is also enclosed and it is requested that it is signed and returned. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 June 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Edlis, 1911 April 06

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00004
Overview Letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. M. Edlis, secretary of the Banner Lodge #77 of Pittsburg, informing him that Joseph Winkler has been admitted to the Sanatorium of the JCRS. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 April 06

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Max Tapolsky, 1909 February 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0072.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Max Tapolsky in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that Abe Levy has not gotten better, but has neither gotten any worse while staying at the Sanatorium. Spivak states that his brother will receive a letter from him shortly. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 February 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Max Tapolsky, 1909 February 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0072.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Max Tapolsky in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that Abe Levy will not be terminated from the Sanatorium until he starts showing signs of better health, and that this goes for all JCRS patients. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 February 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Max Tapolsky, 1908 October 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0072.00017
Overview Typed leter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Max Tapolsky in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that Abe Levy [Tobe] has been admitted into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Max Tapolsky, 1908 September 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0072.00020
Overview Typed letter form C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Max Tapolsky in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that Abe Levy has reached Denver and has filed an application for the JCRS. He is now at a boarding house and will be admitted into the Sanatorium within 2 weeks. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 September 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Max Tobe, 1908 October 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0072.00016
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Max Tobe in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that his son, Abe Levy [Tobe] hsa been accepted to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 9