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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 287 Collections and/or Records:

Telegraph from C.D. Spivak to Ida Barske, 1909 August 3

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0017.00006
Overview Typed Postal Telegraph Commercial Cables telegram from C.D. Spival in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Ida Barsky [Barske] in Bridgeport, Connecticut informs that Mrs. Ida Barske's husband, Harry Barske, passed away this morning, August 3, 1909. Telegram requests for Ida Barske to wire burial instructions.
Dates: 1909 August 3

Telegraph from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Morris Taft, 1908 December 4

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0041.00003
Overview Postal Telegram Commercial Cables telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Morris Taft in Norwich, Conneticut. Telegram informs Mr. Taft that Henry Taft passed away "last night" (December 3, 1908) and to wire instructions for burial.
Dates: 1908 December 4

Telegraph from Ida Barske to C.D. Spivak, 1909 August 3

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0017.00005
Overview Typed tekegraph from Mrs. Ida Barsky [Barske] in Bridgeport, Connecticut to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Mrs. Ida Barske has no money but requests that Spivak please bury her husband Mr. Harry Barske. Letter is unsigned but "Mrs. Ida Barsky" was typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 3

Telegraph from L. Bloom to C.D. Spivak, 1912 March 26

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0154.00013
Overview Telegraph from L. Bloom to C.D. Spivak. Bloom is Jennie Batchofsky's brother. Bloom tells Spivak that he is unable to send him money for Batchofsky's burial.
Dates: 1912 March 26

Telegraph from Sophie Wasserstein to C.D Spivak, 1909 January 6

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0077.00015
Overview Western Union Telegraph Company telegram from Sophie Wasserstein in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado. Telegram states "Jewish Consumptives Sanitarium burial on place" and requests that send confirmation of death.
Dates: 1909 January 6

Telgram from C.D. Spivak to Eisenberg and Mendel, 1910 June 8

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0012.00010
Overview Typed telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Eisenberg and Mendel in New York, New York states that Jacob Lichtman died that morning and requests instructions for his burial be wired. Telegram is unsigend but "Secretary" as well as "Collect" and "Rush" are typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 8

Two telegram's, 1909 January 7-1909 January 8

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0048.00008
Overview Two corressponding tegrams between M. Florea in New York City, New York, and C. D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. The first telegram through "The Western Union Telegraph Company" writing to Spivak that Fannie Katz is in poor conditions and to bury Katz in the least expensive way possible. The second telegram through "Postal Telegraph Commercial Cables" responding to M. Florea's, stating that Fannie Katz's was buried at 11am on January 8, 1909.
Dates: 1909 January 7-1909 January 8