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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:

Telegram, 1910 February 8

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0140.00034
Overview Note from the Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. stating that the recipient Annie Shapiro in New York, New York, did not pay for the tolls of C.D. Spivak's telegrams and that the amount owed is $75.00. Letter is signed by an illigeible name.
Dates: 1910 February 8

Telegram from A. Danchak to C.D. Spivak, 1913 March 15

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00084
Overview Typed telegram from Abe Danchak to Dr. Spivak that reads "cannot afford burial. "
Dates: 1913 March 15

Telegram from A. Hamburger to C.D. Spivak, 1910 May 03

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0075.00011
Overview Telegram from Adolph Hamburger to Dr. Charles Spivak, which reads "have burial of Max Hamburger at Denver use money sent".
Dates: 1910 May 03

Telegram from A. Hruschka to C.D. Spivak, 1910 September 12

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0021.00022
Overview Telegram from Alois Krushka in Newark, New Jersey to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado that states "Mrs. Carrie Kokush has money use $100 bury there, wire back if necessary at my expense." Telegram is signed "Alois Hrushka, 4:14am."
Dates: 1910 September 12

Telegram from A. Myers to C.D. Spivak, 1911 January 9

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0141.00002
Overview Telegram from Anna Myers to C.D. Spivak. Myers informs Spivak that doctors strongly recommend a poor woman with consumption should leave for Denver to get treatment and asks if Spivak can admit her. Myers tells Spivak that the woman’s husband will be leaving with her. Myers also states that her husband is raising money for the fares.
Dates: 1911 January 9

Telegram from A. Rabinowitz to C.D. Spivak, 1909 December

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0136.00029
Overview Telegram from A. Rabinowitz in New Orleans, Louisiana, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, that says to keep the body in Denver and that they will send burial instructions soon.
Dates: 1909 December

Telegram from A. Rabinowitz to C.D. Spivak, 1909 December 13

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0136.00031
Overview Telegram from A. Rabinowitz in New Orleans, Louisiana, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, that states to bury her son, Sol Rabinowitz, in Denver in a Jewish manner and that they will pay all of the expenses. Requesting to know burial time.
Dates: 1909 December 13

Telegram from A. Shapiro to C.D. Spivak, 1911 August 14

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0135.00002
Overview Telegram from Aaron Shapiro to Dr. Spivak, asking him for Tillie Gleaner to be admitted to the sanatorium as soon as possible.
Dates: 1911 August 14

Telegram from Anna Berkowitz to C.D. Spivak, 1909 October 5

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0133.00012
Overview Telegram from Anna Berkowitz [Bercovitz] in Los Angeles, California, to C. D. Spivak [O. D. Shirak] in Denver, Colorado, stating that burial instructions were wired to MC Vangent, the Secretary of F of A.
Dates: 1909 October 5

Telegram from Annie Fuchs to C.D. Spivak, 1910 September 2

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00016
Overview Telegram from Annie Fuchs in Birmingham, Alabama, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating to bury her late husband, Simon Fuchs, in Denver.
Dates: 1910 September 2