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Memoirs for ASCE Transactions


ASCE publishes memoirs of deceased members in the annual publication, Transactions of American Society of Civil Engineers. If you wish to acknowledge a recently deceased member, please send us the text of the memoir (no images) that you would like to be included in the Transactions.

The text of the memoir should not exceed 600 words and should include the following information, if available:

  • Full name of the deceased
  • Father’s given name
  • Mother’s given and maiden name
  • Deceased’s date of birth
  • Deceased’s date of death
  • Marital information
  • Educational background
  • Highlight of professional career
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Names of survivors
  • Date and grades of Society membership

To find examples of previous memoirs, go to the Civil Engineering Database and search "memoir" as a document type. 

Memoirs should be received by December 25 to be included in the Transactions of the following year. You can e-mail or mail the memoirs to:

Information Services (memoir submission)
Publication Division
American Society of Civil Engineers
1801 Alexander Bell Dr.
Reston, VA 20191-4400

The preparation and publication of brief obituary items in ASCE News are operations distinctly separate from the preparation of memoirs in Transactions. The staff of ASCE News make every effort to supply coverage in this field, but they do not initiate or promote the preparation of formal memoirs.