The map is signed in the matrix”Don Ray del.” meaning that he was the artist. It also has a copyright notice in the matrix lower left: “© Don Ray 1934 + B. Townsend.” We have located no other information about these two persons, and they are not otherwise known as pictorial map artists. This type of college pictorial map was very popular in this era, generally commissioned from professional artists, but sometimes designed instead by talented students or professors there. The large number of inside jokes and references in this particular map – including various events some even relating to seniors – is an indication of a work designed as a memento at least with the input of a graduating senior. Nonetheless, Don Ray (a man’s name) would not have been a student at Connecticut college in 1934 because it was not co-ed then. Perhaps B. Townsend was a student there who contributed the ideas to Don Ray, an artist? Pending further research, this is all a matter of conjecture.
“The Connecticut College for Women, A Decorative Map.” David Rumsey Map Collection. https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~292101~90063896:The-Connecticut-College-for-Women–?qvq=w4s:/what%2FEducation;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=20&trs=58 (3 December 2019).