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Spivak Family Papers and Art


Spivak Family Papers and Art


Dr. Charles Spivak


Dr. Charles Spivak was born in Russia in 1861 and died in Denver, Colorado in 1927. He arrived in New York City in 1882 and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1893, Charles Spivak married Jennie Charsky. Because of Jennie's poor health the Spivaks moved to Denver in 1886. Dr. Spivak was a co-founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) and was the executive secretary from 1904 until 1927. Hayem David Spivak, son of Dr. Charles and Jennie Spivak, was an artist in Denver, Colorado. David Spivak was born in Philadelphia November 19, 1893 and died in Denver November 23, 1932. The collection has biographical material, correspondence and memorials to Dr. Spivak. Articles written by Dr. Spivak and art by David Spivak are also in the collection.

Items in the Spivak Family Papers and Art Collection

The Spivak family in 1915. Standing (left to right): Dr. Charles David Spivak, David Spivak, Deena Spivak. Seated (left to right): Ruth Spivak, Jennie Charsky Spivak. Courtesy: Charles Wolfe Feinstein.