Kappa Delta Phi, Farmington State Normal School, 1941

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One of the original fraternities at Farmington State Normal School was Sigma Omicron Sigma. In 1931, it was accepted into the national Kappa Delta Phi fraternity and designated as the Zeta Chapter. Kappa Delta Phi was very popular in New England, with eight out of the nine national chapters located at New England schools. In 1937, the fraternity incorporated to purchase the old Abbott School dormitory as its house. The fraternity thrived until low enrollment of men due to the war forced it to become inactive from 1943 – 1946. After the war, it rebuilt membership and resumed its social activities, including dances, a Minstrel Show and annual Mother's Day program.

The members of the Kappa Delta Phi fraternity in 1941 shown here include:

Back Row: Oakes Kilgore, James E. Dow, Herbert G. Gillis, Ira A. Witham, Lawrence Rosebush, Thomas F. Vining, Gordon H. True

Fourth Row: Leslie Farnum, Donald D. Graham, William Brooks, H. Scott, Kenneth L. White, Elmer Knowles, E. Monroe Hawkens, Douglas S. Raymond

Third Row: Warren Aliberti, E. Reginald Proctor, Gwilym Roberts, Frederick Barto, William J. Barron, Ronald Corkum, Asa Gordon

Second Row: J. Wilfred Morin, Maurice LaPointe, Harold E. Paine, Henry Cameron, Robert Mercier, Robert C. Jordon

First Row: Bernard DeCourcy, Lewis B. Scott, Wallace Cunningham, Raymond J. Brennick, Gordon Smith, Thornton Moore, Charles Leavitt

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About This Item

  • Title: Kappa Delta Phi, Farmington State Normal School, 1941
  • Creator: Luce's Studio
  • Creation Date: 1941
  • Subject Date: 1941
  • Location: Farmington, Franklin County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 29.5 cm x 34 cm
  • Local Code: Fraterity/Sorority Scrapbooks
  • Object Type: Image

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