The Walter J. Ong Collection Web Site serves as a portal to provide scholars, students, and researchers with information about the Walter J. Ong Manuscript Collection, to host a digital repository of collection materials, and to serve as a comprehensive resource on the life and works of Walter J. Ong, S.J.
Walter Jackson Ong, S.J. (1912-2003) was a professor of English at Saint Louis University for over thirty years. Over the course of his career, Ong wrote a number of groundbreaking studies in the fields of orality and literacy studies. Some of these works include Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word, The Presence of the Word, and Ramus, Method, and the Decay of Dialogue.