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.
CitationLeḳsiḳon 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 287 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Copy of telegram from Rev. H Masliansky to JCRS and response letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Masliansky. Masliansky writes that he is in distress because relatives of applicants to JCRS from New York who are holding him to his promise of these applicants being admitted within six weeks. Masliansky refers to the following applicants: Cinnamon, Pevareff, Pfeffer, Rosenthal, Kupiter, Kartin, and Goldstein. "H. Masliansky" is typed at the bottom. Dr. Spivak writes in response to...
Overview Typed note that contains a copy of a telegram from H. Masliansky to Dr. C.D. Spivak and the response letter included at the bottom. Telegram is from H. Masliansky and is an appeal to Dr. Spivak on behalf of applicants to JCRS from New York who "wander about the streets homeless and starving." Names mentioned in the telegram are: Cinnamon, Pevareff, Pfeffer, Rosenthal, Kupiter, Kartin, and (Simon) Goldstein. The letter response from Spivak to Masliansky states that the Board of Trustees...
Overview Copy of telegram from H. Masliansky to Dr. Spivak, in which he says the following patients are homeless and starving because they weren't admitted in six weeks: Cinnamon, Pevareff, Pfeffer, Rosenthal, Kupiter, Kartin, and Goldstein. Under it there's a reply by Dr. Spivak that states the Board of Trustees authorized the building committee to construct a lean-to for N.Y. Patients, they will me admitted on May 15 and they will pay for board.
Overview Typed copy of telegram from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak and his answer, asking Dr. Spivak to act at once about admitting Aaron Kupiter. His answer stated the board of trustees authorized the building committee to build a lean-to for New York patients -- it will be completed on May 15 and they will all be admitted. He also says they pay for their board meanwhile.
Overview Typed copy of telegram from H. Masliansky to Dr. Spivak and his answer, asking him to act at once to admit Chas. Rosenthal and other N.Y. patients. Dr. Spivak's answer states the board of trustees authorized a building for the New York patients, and they will be admitted on May 15. Spivak is paying for their board.
Overview Typed copy of telegram from H. Masliansky to Dr. Spivak, stating relatives of starving Cinnamon, Povareff, Pfeffer, Rosenthal, Kupiter, Kartin, and Goldstein went to his office complaining they would be admitted in 6 months. The answer from Dr. Spivak states the board of trustees authorized the building committee to build a lean-to for New York patients. They will all be admitted on May 15 and they are paying for their board.
Overview Handwritten letter from Louis Gonda to C.D. Spivak asking Spivak to send the belongings of his dead brother, Alex Gonda. He also says that he last heard from his brother in San Francisco before receiving Spivak's telegram regarding his death. The letter is signed "Very truly- his brother, Louis Gonda" with his New York City address on the bottom of the letter. There is also an empty envelope addressed to Spivak associated with this letter.
Overview Night lettergram from C.D. Spivak to J. Block. Spivak informs Block that JCRS will admit Marcou within four weeks and after his arrival to Denver. Spivak asks Block to send the patient immediately so that he can fill out an application. He also advises Block to send the man with means to stay in Denver before he is admitted.
Overview Typed letter from Geo Belitzer to C.D. Spivak informing him to ship Abe Axelrod’s body to Dallas, Texas and send the bill to "Geo Belitzer secretary of Jacob Frees Lodge 101." Belitzer also mentions that the lodge will pay for the same wire transfer when the body leaves the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. "Geo Belitzer Secy 10pm 131 Lamar St." is printed at the bottom.
Overview Night lettergram from Orrin S. Good to JCRS. Good confirms that he received a response from JCRS and understands that poverty is the requirement to be admitted to JCRS. Good asks JCRS to provide him with more detail about applying and admitting Mrs. Wilson.