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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 26 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rachel Olevson, 1909 August 31

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0101.0094.00024
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rachel Olevson in Providence, Rhode Island, stating that her husband, Mr. Louis Olevson, has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 31

Letter from C.D. Spivak to the Rhode Island State Lodge #130, 1910 April 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0094.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to the Officers and Members of the Rhode Island State Lodge #130 in Providnce, Rhose Island. The letter states that Mr. Louis Olevson has been a patient at the JCRS Sanatorium since September 1st, 1909 to April 18th, 1910. Olevson is therefore entitled to receive sick benefit from the worthy lodge. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 April 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to the Rhode Island State Lodge #130, 1910 March 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0094.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to the Officers and Members of the Rhode Island State Lodge #130 in Providence, Rhode Island. The letter states that a Mr. Louis Olevson has been a patient at the JCRS Sanatorium since September 1st, 1909, to April 1st 1910. Mr. Olevson is now entitled to receive sick benefit if the by-laws of the organization provide them. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 March 31

Letter from J. Dashersky to C.D. Spivak, 1909 April 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0064.00025
Overview Handwritten letter from J. Dashersky, secretary of the Rhode Island State Lodge #130 I.O.B.A., in Providence, Rhode Island informs that Dashersky has enclosed a letter of recommendation for a lodge member, Joseph Levin, to be admitted to the JCRS Sanatorium. Dashersky requests Spivak if JCRS can find room for Levin in the Sanatorium as he is a very serious case and has a large family. Letter is signed in black ink by J. Dashersky.
Dates: 1909 April 19

Yiddish letter from J. Kroll to C.D. Spivak, 1909 April 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0064.00023
Overview Handwritten Yiddish letter from J. Kroll in Providence, Rhode Island to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. Contents of the letter are in Yiddish. Letter is signed in black ink by J. Kroll.
Dates: 1909 April 29

Yiddish letter from J. Schmelz to C.D. Spivak, 1909 July 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0064.00007
Overview Handwritten letter in blue ink on Roger Williams Lodge No. 359 O.B.A. from J. Schmelz in Providence, Rhode Island to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. The contents of the letter are written in Yiddish.
Dates: 1909 July 13