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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 25 Collections and/or Records:

Bill, 1911 June 15

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00022

Bill, 1911 June 15

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00023

Bill, , 1910 November 01

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0063.00034
Overview Bill from Michaelson's Men's and Boy's Clothing for $10 for Louis Bernstein care of Dr. C.D. Spivak.

Bill, 1911 May 19

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0012.00014
Overview Handwritten room and board bill that reads "Board and room for Chas. Rosenthal from April 28 will May 19 including. at 5.50 per week. Total $16.50." Dr. Spivak, bought of Mrs. G. Levenson.

Bill for Funeral Expenses, 1912 July 23

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0130.00020
Overview Handwritten bill for funeral expenses of Harry Blumenthal, block 4, #274. Expenses are listed as follows: hears $6, undertaker $5, grave $10, digging $3, coffin $1.50, bal misaskim $3, tachrichem $300, totaling $31.50.

Bill for Hospital Expenses, 1910 December 14

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0048.00041
Overview Handwritten bill for hospital expenses for Victoria Teplitzky. The balance due is $14, and it reads "Dr. C.D. Spivak, Dear sir, There is a later bill for Victoria, if you wish to pay it, you can advise me. The above balance is on the first bill." Bill is signed by E. S. Hewitt, Steele Hospital.

Bill for Room and Board, 1910 November 12

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0084.00005
Overview Bill of exchange for three days of room and board for Bennie Levy, care of C.D. Spivak. Bill is dated.

Bill for Room and Board from F. Rothberg to C.D. Spivak, 1910 September 07

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0046.00010
Overview Handwritten bill of expenses from Mrs. F. Rothberg to Joseph Gorman in care of Dr. Spivak. It reads "6 days board and room from August 28th to September 3th at 85 cent day, $5.10. Received payment in full" and it's signed by Mrs. F. Rothberg.

Bill from Mrs. F. Rothberg, 1910 September 7

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0010.00006
Overview Bill of exchange filled out in black ink from Mrs. F. Rothberg sent to Mr. Louis Simmons of New York in the care of JCRS and Dr. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. Bill is for "6 days board and room from August 25th to September 31st at 85 cent a day" for a total charge of $5.10. After the charge, a note is written in black ink reads "received payment in full" and signed by Mrs. F. Rothberg.

Bill from Postal Telegraph Cable Co. to C.D. Spivak, undated

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0023.00006
Overview Bill from Postal Telegraph Cable Co. addressed to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado dated June 18 1910. The bill is for a telegram from the 18th to D. Rozin in Terre Haute, Indiana that was not paid at the destination. The bill gives the reason that "shoved away address [illegible]" Bill requests that Spivak pay 65 to the bearer of the bill. Letter is signed "Postal [illegible]."