I went to the Midwest Jesuit Archives today to see exactly what they have. While Fr. Ong's academic papers came to us, his personal items went to them. There are lots and lots of pictures of family, friends, and Ong himself. Some correspondence. A scrapbook but together by Ong's aunt. A number of awards and honorary degrees. Photos from the 1929 Boy Scout World Jamboree in England, which Ong attended at as a 16-year old Eagle Scout just graduated from high school. Ong's old Smith-Corona Classic 12 typewriter. Academic and clerical robes. I'll be returning to borrow some of the material for the exhibit.
A commonplace book for my work on the Walter J. Ong Collection, held by the Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University.