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 42 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Handwritten letter from J. Raffalovitz to Dr. C. D. Spivak, on Ap. 10, 1907. The letter informs Dr. Spivak [illegible]. The letter is signed J. Raffalovitz.
Overview Photographic postcard, from The Stamp Gallery 221 1/2 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa.
Overview Postcard from S.S. Garson to C.D. Spivak. The address is in English, but the rest of the text on the postcard is in an undetermined language.
Overview Handwritten postcard in ink to "Dr. C.D. Spivak...Denver Colo" from R. Kasriel dated "JUN 8 1909" [sic]. Typed on the front of the postcard reads, "POSTAL CARD...THE SPACE BELOW IS FOR THE ADDRESS ONLY;" and, there exists a "UNITED STA[STATES OF AMERICA] 1843 19[illegible] McKINLEY POSTAGE ONE CE [CENT]" printed stamp in the upper right corner [sic]. Written sideways on the postcard reads, "THE SPACE BELOW MAY BE USED FOR CORRESPONDENCE" [sic]. The back of the postcard reads, "Edgewater 8 Juni...
Overview Handwritten postcard to "Dr. C. D. Spivak" from S. S. Garson dated "Jan. 26th, 09" [sic]. Printed on the front of the postcard reads, "POSTAL CARD THE SPACE BELOW IS FOR THE ADDRESS ONLY;" and, a stamp that reads, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1843 1901 KcKINLEY POSTAGE ONCE CENT" [sic]. The back of the postcard reads, "1471 Knox ct. Denver, Colo...My dear Doctor Spivak.- Mr. Rubin Kassriel [Kasriel] of St. Louis who left my place today for the Sanatorium, gained about 15 lbs. in 2 months" [sic]....
Overview Postcard hadnwritten in ink from Morris Golubow in New York City, New York, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. The postcard is addressed to Spivak in Englihs. The written portion, letter part, is written in Yiddish from Golubow.
Overview Postcard handwritten in ink and Yiddish from Morris Golubow in New York City, New York, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. The postcard is addressed in English.
Overview Handwritten postcard in ink from Abe Rappaport, in New York, New York, to D.C.d. Spivok [C.D. Spivak] in Denver, Colorado. Letter thanks him for everything that he does for his father [Samuel Rappaport] and states that if his father wants to see him, he can, when there is a will there is a way. Letter states that he will not butcher Spivak any longer with his writing and is signed Abe Rappaport.
Overview Handwritten post card from Benjamin Samowitz to JCRS detailing his relationship to Mr. Schoen as just a friendship. He also lists his sister, uncle and father in the postcard and provides their addresses as well. The postcard is signed Ben Samowitz.