Document type: DU Image
Collection: Beck Archives Photograph Collection  
Title Dr. Charles Spivak Seated at His Desk
Collection Title Beck Archives Photograph Collection, Health Care and Philanthropy
Date Created between 1920-1929
Description Dr. Charles D. Spivak sits at his desk at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) with a copy of the Denver Jewish News opened in front of him, and a telephone on an extension frame behind him. Spivak was the first editor of the Denver Jewish News. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish working men along with the support of several leading physicians, including Dr. Spivak, and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. It was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside of Denver. Dr. Charles Spivak's early socialist philosophy was in play at the JCRS, which was largely supported from modest donations by the members of the Jewish working class, most of them East European Jewish immigrants. He instructed that fund-raisers should collect money in dimes and quarters so the JCRS could continue as a "people's institution."
Subject - Topic Jews
Jewish physicians
Subject - Personal Name Spivak, C. D.--(Charles D.),--1861-1927
Subject - Corporate Name Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (U.S.)
American Medical Center (Denver, Colo.)
Subject - Occupation Physicians
Subject - Genre Photographs
Subject - Geographic Colorado
Denver (Colo.)
Colfax Avenue (Denver, Colo.)
Sanatorium (Colo.)
Spivak (Colo.)
Edgewater (Colo.)
Physical Note Handwritten on back of photograph: "Dr. Charles Spivak at his desk, c. 1923."
Current ID B063.03.0036.00046
Legacy ID 1080
Publisher University of Denver
Place of publication Denver, Colorado
Language __eng
Type of Resource still image
Form Photographic prints
Extent 1 item, (photograph), 5 x 7 inches, black and white
Rights Statement Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.
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