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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 96 Collections and/or Records:

Bill from Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. , 1910 April 17

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0110.00022
Overview Bill from the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company. The bill instructs Spivak to pay .80 cents because the Jewish Aid Society refused payment of the telegraph he sent to them on April 16th, 1910.

Bill from the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company , 1910 April 23

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0119.00019
Overview Toll from the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company to C.D Spivak. The bill states that Sarah Yudelowitz could not be found and did not pay the toll for the telegraph that Spivak sent her. The toll amounts to $75.00.

Bill from The Western Union Telegraph Company, 1912 January 8

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0036.00013
Overview A bill from The Western Union Telegraph Company instructing Spivak to pay $1.13 because J. Levitt did not have the change to pay for the telegram.

Night Message from Julius Guttman to Dr. C.D. Spivak, 1908 September 1

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0035.00011
Overview Western Union Telegraph Company Night Message from Julius Guttman in St. Louis, Missouri, to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, requesting to please have Hyman Wernick [Wernyck] buried as a charity case, as his brother is unable to pay expense.

Night Telegram from Mrs. D. Slotnick to C.D. Spivak, 1910 July 19

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0135.00010
Overview Night telegram from Mrs. Slotnick to C.D. Spivak. She informs him that she is unable to take David Slotnick to New York. She asks Spivak to please bury his body in Denver. She also wants Spivak to inform her when they will bury him.

Telegram, 1910 January 17

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0104.00012
Overview Telegraph from the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, requesting to call the office to make a telegraphic money transfer. If Spivak does not answer within 72 hours, the money will be retruend to the sender.

Telegram, 2011

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0085.00003
Overview Telegram from the Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. to C. D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that Mr. Morris Golubow in New York did not pay for the tolls. Postal Telegraph Company is requesting for Spivak to pay $80.00 in unpaid tolls. Telegram is signed in pencil but is illegible.

Telegram, 1909 June 23

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0083.00035
Overview Telegram from Joseph Clonick in Chicago, Illinois, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, statin ghtat he will be leaving tonight for Denver and will be arriving at 7:45am at Rock Island.

Telegram from A. Simon to C.D. Spivak, 1911 January 11

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0098.00018
Overview Telegraph from Abraham Simon to C.D. Spivak. Simon asks Spivak to find room in the sanatorium for Quint because his case has caused sympathy and pressure on Simon to ensure Quint is taken care of. Simon also asks Spivak what the current physical condition of Quint is.

Telegram from C D Spivak to Samuel Kotkis, 1911 June 6

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0168.00017
Overview Telegram from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Samuel Kotkis, brother of Harry Kotkis, to inform him that his brother Harry has passed away and to "wire burial instructions immediately." Telegram is unsigned but "C D Spivak, Sec'y" is typed at the bottom.