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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.


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 28 Collections and/or Records:

Duplicate of a Bill from S.S. Garson, 1909 August 26

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0103.00007
Overview Handwritten duplicate of a bill in pencil from S. S. Garson in Denver, Colorado, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, for "1 week and 5 days board and room at $5.50 per week" for a patient from Brooklyn, New York, Max Lander. The total amount is $9.45.
Dates: 1909 August 26

Letter from C.D. Spivak to D. Goldstein , 1910 June 9

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0094.00016
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to David Goldstein acknowledging the receipt for his check of $31.50 to cover the costs of Morris Goldstein's funeral expenses. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly , 1910 June 9

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0094.00017
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly stating there is an enclosed check for $31.00. He asks Disraelly to acknowledge that he has received the check. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom with a postscript that states, "In regard Morris Goldstein."
Dates: 1910 June 9

Letter from S. Schwartzberg to C.D. Spivak, 1910 July 1

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0098.00027
Overview Handwritten letter from S. Schwartzberg to C.D. Spivak with a check enclosed for $19.45. Schwartzberg provides a summary of all of the money that has been given to JCRS for the cost of David Rubin's funeral expenses. He says that all of the money should total the initial $31.50 requested from Spivak. He also says that he would have written sooner, but was not aware of the correspondences sent to J. Fishman. He asks Spivak to send a receipt acknowledging he has received the full payment he...
Dates: 1910 July 1

Money Order, 1911 May 26

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0106.00029
Overview Bank note that details the money order sent from Mrs. Gonda to C.D. Spivak for a total of $14.50.
Dates: 1911 May 26

Receipt, 1911 April 12

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0017.00004
Overview Handwritten receipt that reads "received from Dr. Spivak, $6, for board." Signed by Freda Greenhaut.
Dates: 1911 April 12

Receipt, 1909 October 27

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0050.00003
Overview Typed receipt from M. Amter from the Ladies Shroud Society, stating that she received $5.63 from C.D. Spivak and the JCRS for the funeral expenses of Samuel Kravitz. Letter is signed in ink by "Mrs. M. Amter".
Dates: 1909 October 27

Receipt, 1908 July 21

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0028.00011
Overview Typed receipt on The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, Denver, Colorado letterhead acknowledging that Sam Winter received from Dr. C.D. Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, a check for $20.00, sent by Mr. Jacob Schoen, Grand Secretary, I.O.B.A. Receipt of acknowledgment is signed Sam Winter.
Dates: 1908 July 21

Receipt , 1909 September 27

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0103.00009
Overview Typed receipt from the JCRS in Denver, Colorado, that is signed by Max Lander. The typed note reads "Received from Dr. C. D. Spivak, check for $16.00 to be applied to amount to defray his railroad expenses from Denver to New York City, for Max Lander."
Dates: 1909 September 27

Receipt, 1910 April 14

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0079.00014
Overview Typed receipt that reads "I hereby promise to pay to the order of Dr. C.D. Spivak, Secy. JCRS, the sum of $10 which is a loan made to me." Receipt is signed in ink by Louis Twerski in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: 1910 April 14