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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 48 Collections and/or Records:

Excerpt of a Letter from J.L. Lane to C.D. Spivak, 1911 June 10

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00048
Overview Excerpt of a letter sent from J.L. Lane to C.D. Spivak. Lane thanks Spivak for admitting Schwartz to JCRS.
Dates: 1911 June 10

Excerpt of letter from J. Block to C.D. Spivak, 1911 April

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0159.00017
Overview Excerpt of a letter from J. Block to C.D. Spivak thanking him for admitting Marcou to JCRS. Block tells Spivak that he wired him many telegrams. He also says that he is sure the hospital will do good to help Marcou and he is willing to help JCRS with any favors they might have.
Dates: 1911 April

Letter from B. Dunievitz to C.D. Spivak, 1910 April 20

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0100.00007
Overview Handwritten letter from B. Dunievitz, Recording Secretary of the Queen City Lodge # 113 O.B.A, to C.D. Spivak thanking him for admitting Isaac Morris into JCRS.
Dates: 1910 April 20

Letter from B. Newman to C.D. Spivak, 1911 February 20

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0144.00005
Overview Handwritten letter from B. Newman to C.D. Spivak. Newman tells Spivak that with joy and pleasure she received his letter. Newman also tells Spivak that she would not hesitate for a moment to reciprocate the kindness he has shown to her son, Hyman Diamond. She then asks Spivak to let her know from time to time about the health condition of her son at the sanatorium.
Dates: 1911 February 20

Letter from C. Corenson to C.D. Spivak, 1910 May 11

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0127.00012
Overview Typed letter from Cecelia Corenson to C.D. Spivak thanking him for his letter from May 6th and accepting her husband into JCRS.
Dates: 1910 May 11

Letter from C. Queen to C.D. Spivak, 1911 February 16

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0161.00007
Overview Handwritten thank-you note from C. Queen to C.D. Spivak. Queen thanks Spivak for his consideration to admit her to the sanatorium. She informs him that it will take her two or three days to prepare so she will be there by Monday. She again thanks Spivak for his kindness and signs the letter “Mrs. Catherine Queen” at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 February 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Hurwitz, 1908 July 10

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Hurwitz. Spivak admits that he forgot to fulfill his promise of writing to Mr. Marinoff regarding Hurwitz’s assistance to JCRS. Spivak also thanks Hurwitz for everything he has done for JCRS. He tells Hurwitz that the Board of Trustees also express their gratitude for the good work that Hurwitz has put towards JCRS. Spivak enclosed credentials that Hurwitz can use in connection with his work. Spivak also asks Hurwitz if he could recommend two or three...
Dates: 1908 July 10

Letter from C.F. Zittel to C.D. Spivak, 1911 April 18

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0029.00018
Overview Letter from C.F. Zittel to C.D. Spivak. Zittel tells Spivak that he received his letter and is very happy to know Bernstein will be comfortably situated. Zittel would like to know how Bernstein is doing every once in a while. Zittel thanks Spivak for his interest in Bernstein’s case.
Dates: 1911 April 18

Letter from D. Aaronson to C.D. Spivak, 1911 June 20

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0037.00011
Overview Handwritten letter from Dora Aaronson to C.D. Spivak. Aaronson tells Spivak that she is filled with appreciation and thanks Spivak for admitting her husband to the sanatorium. Aaronson also sends Spivak with kind wishes on her husband’s behalf for the interest Spivak has taken in her husband’s welfare.
Dates: 1911 June 20

Letter from D. Schwartz to C.D. Spivak, 1908 August 8

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00015
Overview Handwritten letter from D. Schwartz to C.D. Spivak. D. Schwartz thanks Spivak for admitting his brother, Isidor Schwartz to JCRS. He tells Spivak that his brother is a poor and helpless man so any time it will take to care his brother is recommended.
Dates: 1908 August 8