Nestled near the back of Milo Westel Ford, Jr.’s scrapbook is this interesting pamphlet. Since it is pasted in, it is missing a page, but the map portion is quite interesting. Based on Ford’s time at Rice, it should date around 1939/1940.
About Milo W. Ford, Jr., he started at the Rice Institute in 1936 and graduated with a BA. After returning to his hometown of Dayton, TX, he eventually became President of the Dayton State Bank and retired in 1987. Ford passed away rather recently on October 24, 2014 at the age of 96.
His scrapbook consists of news clippings and a few pieces of ephemera. Unlike other alumni scrapbooks in our collection, Ford never collected news clippings about his Rice exploits, but collected lots of clippings about other people and events. Based on his scrapbook, he liked sports, namely football, and was a huge lover of art. During his time at Rice, he worked at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH). He saved his invitations to art showings and even a clipping about an art thief with whom he might have worked.