Portrait of Dr. Charles Spivak, 1926 September 10
Portrait of Denver physician Dr. Charles Spivak, who served as executive secretary of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) from 1904 until his death in 1929. Dr. Spivak, a Jewish immigrant who had fled Russia in 1881 because of his revolutionary socialist activities, received his medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1890. He and his family moved to Denver in 1896. Know as the ''guiding genius'' of the JCRS, he was referred to affectionately as ''Papa Spivak'' by his grateful patients.
- 1926 September 10
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Scope and Contents
From the Collection: The collection contains materials intentionally assembled by the Ira M. and Peryle Hayutin Beck Memorial Archives of Jews in the Rocky Mountain region. The bulk of the photographs are from or related to various towns in Colorado, but the collection also contains photographs from other states in the western United States and other countries. There are some 19th century photograph types represented in the collection, including albumen prints, daguerrotypes, tintypes, post cards, colorized prints, cabinet cards, and cartes-de-visite.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Good 5 x 4 inches black and white
Accession # 1271, Donated by AMC Cancer Research Center as part of the JCRS Records.
Title supplied by archivist.
Inscription and Marks
On envelope: ''#76 Dr. Charles Spivak, co-founder of JCRS''. On back of photograph: "#373, Dr. Charles Spivak, 9/10/26, director and founder of Jewish Consumptive Relief Society, Denver Colorado, Courtesy Ira M. Beck Memorial Archives, Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society, Center for Judaic Studies, University of Denver, Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Ben Glass.''
- From the Collection: University of Denver. Center for Judaic Studies. Ira M. Beck Memorial Collection of Rocky Mountain Jewish History (Organization)
- From the Collection: Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (Organization)