1930 NYC Prison Keepers Graduation Exercises
Those who attended received a four-page program -- also printed on elegant cream colored stock -- that featured the names of the commencement speakers, the graduates and the staff of the school including its departmental supervisor, Head Keeper Terence J. Mills.
This Christmas Eve, his granddaughter Jackie Mills forwarded via email to the New York Correction History Society (NYCHS) webmaster digital copies of the 80-year old invitation and program that her brother, Ted, the head keeper's grandson, had scanned and sent to her via the postal service to share with correctionhistory.org viewers.
The generosity of Jackie and Ted Mills in providing Terence J. Mills photo images to NYCHS helped make possible the web site's pages and the NYC Correction Academy's main corridor display about establishment of the Prison Keepers Training School, the first in the nation and forerunner of the present-day institution.
Viewers are invited to double-click on the images above and below to access their corresponding 8.9 X 14 inch (or thereabouts) digital orignials.
Your browser may automatically reduce the image to fit the screen but will provide a way to enlarge it to full size. After viewing the image, use your brower's "back" option to return to this starter page and do likewise with the other images.
This December 2010 page and its linked invitation and printed program images should be viewed in the context of earlier pages of photos and texts about the Prison Keepers Training School, about its 1930 Graduation Exercises and about Terence J. Mills' role in DOC, particularly regarding the school. They are listed below:
Also note that Milton Klein, whose name appears on printed program Page 3 as receiving highest honors in his respective 1930 graduating class, served nearly 38 years in DOC, including 22 as warden. See his story and photo near bottom of Rikers Island World War II Honor Roll page.