Call for Memoirs

In preparation for OSA’s Centennial Celebration in 2016, we are launching a Call for Memoirs campaign and we encourage you to share your memories of colleagues and past OSA events. Our hope is to gather stories reflecting the unique contributions and experiences of our members as told from their personal perspective.

Since 1916, the Optical Society of America has grown from a local organization of Rochester, NY, USA-based optical scientists and instrument-makers into an international association representing physicists, engineers and business leaders around the world. Over the years, the enthusiasm and commitment of OSA’s members has helped the Society develop into the vital institution it is today – the OSA History Project looks forward to documenting this journey!

If you have questions or would like more information on submitting a memoir, please email or +1.202.416.1932.

Basic Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions should range between 500 to 1500 words
  • The author’s name (first, middle initial, last name) should be consistent from one memoir to the next
  • Affiliations and postal addresses should appear on the title page
  • Authors should title each Memoir
  • All documents should be written in English
  • Pictures may be included and are encouraged