Hail to the Chief! Davoren
Chief of Department Robert N. Davoren, who began as a Rikers CO in 1971, retired Feb. 17, 2006, from NYC DOC. CO Ralph E. Smith's photo captured an emotional moment as the Chief bade farewell at ceremonies Feb.7. A founding member, he remains NY Correction History Society board chairman. Click NYCHS chairman thumbnail image below right for bio.

A retirement party was held at Maestro's Caterers, 1703 Bronxdale Ave., the Bronx, Thursday March 2.

Click image left for more Davoren retirment news on CO Smith's The Guardian Chronicle site.

About Us: New York Correction History Society

2005 year-end newsletter The Key
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The NYCHS is a nonprofit, Regents- chartered historical society whose founders, trustees and members include current and former correctional agency administrators, offficers and civilian personnel as well as equivalent participants from monitoring agencies, inmate- oriented organizations and academia. The society's mission: to pursue, preserve and promote the history of correctional services -- state, city, and county -- in New York.

Mail: c/o Correction Academy, 66-26 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village, NY 11379
(e-mail us at nychs2@nyc.rr.com ) (voice mail -- 718 417 2315) (fax -- 718 417-2326)

C.O. Kevin P. Johnson was again at a podium Aug. 17, 2004, but not as emcee as he had been at countless NYC DOC ceremonies. He was the guest of honor at a retirement party given him by co-workers at agency headquarters. He remains a member of the NYCHS board, of which Chief of Dept. Robert N. Davoren, in background, is chair.
The 2004-5 slate of officers and trustees for the New York Correction History Society was elected at its annual meeting held Dec. 29th, 2003, in the NYC DOC central office. For a report on the annual meeting, with background notes on NYCHS officers and trustees, click the image below.

Above, NYC DOC & Probation Commissioner Martin F. Horn, left, extends welcome to NYCHS meeting participants.

NYCHS executive committee member at-large Sheriff Ron Spike of Yates County, left, who served as the president of the NYS Sheriffs' Association 2000-2001, is presented with a plaque signifying his election as a NYSSA life member.

The plaque was presented by Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero who succeeded Sheriff Spike as NYSSA president.

For more about NYSSA and Sheriffs Spike and Povero, visit the NYCHS presentation of Ontario County Jails History.

The cubism of NYCHS supporter Jimmy Vann, who is retired as a CO but not as an artist, was be on display May 2005 at the Kotler Art Gallery in the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida. The reception was held May 12, Thursday, 5:30 - 7 pm. Non-cubist art by Vann can been see in the Officer Correct coloring book and the Statue of Liberty for Correction Artifacts illustration on our site. Vann also has a web site.

NYCHS at Researching NY 2002
Webmaster, right, almost invisible to the camera (even with a flash) in the darkened Science Library Standish Room of SUNY Albany, gives a slide presentation on Mayor Gunther's veto of The Obsequies of Abraham Lincoln in the City of New York.

Given during Researching NY 2002: Perspectives on Empire State History conference, the presentation can be accessed by clicking here The Archival Resource That Nearly Wasn't using MS Internet Explorer with PowerPoint on your computer.

An NYCHS newsletter describing the presentation, listing resources used, and providing texts of primary documents cited, is available on the site in downloadable and printable Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

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