Harry Butler, Sr., 1888
Our brothers careers have been productive, constructive, spirited, and prosaic. They displayed impressive skills, talents, and abilities They were, and we continue to be, a beautiful and lively expression of our enduring fraternal beliefs, and that underlying harmony is far-reaching in expectation for all brothers’, undergraduate and graduate. It is the core of what our fraternal founders asserted in 1848 and 1874 and 1899: to live active, commendable, and responsible lives, and to build up community. Clearly and compellingly, they added, and continue to add, positive value at the local, state, national, global, and fraternal level because they engaged life fully and responsibly. In short, they were authoritative pillars throughout life. They were-are exemplary in their citizenship, character, and their sense of dutiful responsibility, and, in many instances, they were leading voices in their career fields. They prove that success of any kind does not occur by luck or accident, and we remember them because they continue to provide that message for our time. Their spirit permeates our brotherhood, and it always will.
We have long been, from one generation to the next, proud to be Omega Mu Fijis. We continue to cherish our fraternal friendships, our shared memories, and our evolving, forward-focused history at the University of Maine. These things, above and beyond everything else, are the underlying rooted connections that make us proud to be Omega Mu Fijis. Why, after all, should we believe otherwise? We have always exhibited a can-do fraternal spirit since 1874. And, to be sure, all present and future generations of Omega Mu Fijis will continue to do the same, with fraternal enthusiasm and commitment. As a brotherhood, we always see the path behind us and the way forward with equal clarity, and our future remains bright at 79 College Avenue because we fearlessly move forward, always guided by sound fraternal principles, and because of that we are an exceptional brotherhood because we remain committed and hardworking to assure that our Omega Mu brotherhood will continue to be the jewel at the University of Maine. Perge.
Omega Mu Brother
Harry Butler, Sr.,
Q. T. V. Years
First Q.T.V Chapter Hall, second building in from the right, the present site of Coburn Hall.
The first Q.T.V. Chapter Hall stood on the site where Coburn Hall would be built.
"The entire expense of its erection was borne by the members and this demanded from them considerable self-sacrifice and loyalty. As
this was the first fraternity chapter house
built in the state, it surely must have
been a building to be proud of."
"The first meeting place of fraternities on the Maine campus was in this building which was constructed in 1876 for the Q.T.V. fraternity which later became Phi Gamma Delta. The building stood in the present site of
Our Q.T.V. - Omega Mu brother,
Frank E. Kidder
Coburn Hall was designed by Frank E. Kidder, a Q.T.V. brother.
Frank E. Kidder, middle, when he was a student at Maine State College.
Senior portrait of Frank E. Kidder.
First Phi Gamma Delta house.
The Second Q.T.V. Chapter Hall
The newly built second Q.T.V. Chapter Hall is on the right, and the central portion of
Holmes Hall is on the right.
The second Q.T.V. Chapter Hall is the first building on the left, and directly
in front of it is Coburn Hall.
Top and bottom picture:
The second Q.T.V. Chapter Hall is the second building in from the right.
The second Q.T.V. Chapter Hall, center.
"The hall of the Q. T. V. Fraternity was thrown open to visitors and was well inspected."
"The reunion was prolonged until a late hour, and was
one of the most enjoyable in years."
"Nathaniel E. Wilson delivered the
address of welcome."
"Then followed a finely written poem
by Edward E. Elwell, Jr."
"At the conclusion of the literary exercises the members and alumni partook of the usual banquet."
"The society is in it's usual prosperous condition."
George P. Gould
"Prof. Rogers will take Butler, '88, with him to carry the game..."
Senior Class President
The Reading Room Association
After graduating from Maine State College in 1888, Harry Butler received his medical degree and became a prominent doctor in Bangor.
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82
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