AIDC 100 Archives - Robert La Moreaux Collection
Manuscript Collection 357
30.5 linear inches.
Organization: Series arrangement.
Business papers, manuscripts, and artifacts.
Revised and updated March 2014, Kristen J. Nyitray.
Scope and Content Note
AIDC 100 Archives Resource Center
The Dr. Robert La Moreaux Collection is the sixth collection donated by a member
of the AIDC 100 for inclusion in the AIDC 100 Archives at Stony Brook.
The Dr. Robert La Moreaux Collection, manuscript collection (MC) 357, was donated
to the AIDC 100 Archive in February 2002, by Dr. Robert La Moreaux, faculty member
at Michigan State University's School of Packaging. The collection consists of three
cubic feet of material, including: research notes, presentations, committee papers,
educational writings, artifacts, conference proceedings, and food industry and automotive
industry-related publications and report. The collection documents Dr. La Moreaux's
forty year career in private industry, first for the General Motors automotive company,
and as an educator with Michigan State University's School of Packaging.
In citing the collection, please credit: Dr. Robert La Moreaux Collection, Special
Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries.
Ph.D. Education, Michigan State University, 1990
MBA Marketing, Michigan State University, 1970
B.S. Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1956
1989 -present Coordinator, Lifelong Education Programs, Michigan State University,
School of Packaging
1952 - 1987 General Motors
Packaging Economics (PKG 475) and numerous Lifelong Education Programs.
RESEARCH AREAS OF INTEREST
Barcoding, identification and labeling
Scope and Content Note
Manuscript Collection 357, Dr. Robert La Moreaux Collection, consists of: Business
Papers (series I) and Artifacts (series II). Series one contains three sub-series,
in order of the following: Sub-series I: Educational Writings; sub-series II: Automotive
Industry papers; sub-series III: Food Industry papers.
Items housed in acidic housings have been removed from these housings for preservation
reasons and have been placed in acid free folders and containers. Those materials
originally stored in three-ring binders have been removed from those binders and placed
in acid-free folders; the original order was maintained. All metal fasteners and PVC
plastic housings have been removed and replaced in accordance with accepted archival
standards of preservation.
Series I: Business Papers, 1972-1997, 22 linear inches. Educational Writings; Automotive Industry
papers; Food Industry papers. Each sub-series focuses on standards work and research
conducted by Dr. La Moreaux during his employment.
Series II: Artifacts, 1983-1990, 8.5 linear inches. Sample labels, codes and publications that
were developed in conjunction with Texas Instruments Magic Wand Speak & Learn Educational
Rights and Permissions
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent as the physical owner of the collection
does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole
responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials
to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission
where needed prior to publication.
Series I: Business Papers
Sub-Series I: Educational Writings
manuscript, untitled, on bar code history; undated (5f)
A Managerial Study of the Elements of Opto-electronic Input to Information to the
Data processing System for Increased Productivity and Accuracy by Robert La Moreaux
(Dissertation), July 1982.
Barcodes: A Practical Guide and Reference for Practitioners (Chapter Synopsis), August
The Basics of Bar Coding and Automatic Identification.
Keyless Data Entry by Dr. Robert La Moreaux (transparencies), undated.
Barcodes and other Automatic Identification Systems by Robert La Moreaux (ordering
A Survey of Automotive Identification Application in the Automobile Industry (white
MSU Student Survey, undated
MSU School of Packaging Course Schedule, 1988
Developing and Maintaining a Barcode Based System (outline) – MSU
Packaging School Seminar, May 2-3, 1988
MSU: Current packaging issues in the Automobile Industry, correspondence, July 24,
Bar Coding and Productivity: A Continuing Education Seminar (program announcement),
March 9-10, 1988
Continuing Education Seminar, correspondence, February 18, 1988
Bar Codes for Productivity by Robert La Moreaux (executive seminar), February 23,
resume of Dr. Robert D. La Moreaux, undated
Lansing Community College Grade report, 1981
Sub-series II: Automotive Industry, Box 1
Symbology ’82 conference guide, September 13-14, 1982
ANSI MH 10.8M-1993 Unit Loads and Transport Packages-Bar Code Symbols, 1993
AIAG Bar-Code Project Team (folder marked ‘AIAG 5 – start Jan. 1, 1987), October
24, 1987-Febraruary 27, 1987
AIAG Bar-Code Project Team (folder marked ‘AIAG 5 – start Jan. 1, 1987), April 21,
1987-July 1, 1987
Sub-series II: Automotive Industry continued, Box 2
AIAG Bar-Code Project Team (folder marked ‘AIAG 5 – start Jan. 1, 1987), February
27, 1987-February 24, 1988
AIAG brochures, undated
AIAG Primary Metals Identification Tag Application Standard – Draft (AIAG B 4), 1986
AIAG Script/UPC Individual Parts Bar Coding Videotape Study Board, January 28, 1987
GM Chrysler Corporation Shipping/Parts Identification Label Standards Manual, undated
GM 6121 – M Performance Requirements for labels, January 1, 1978-April 1, 1980
GM Specifications for part and component bar codes ECV/VCVS, May 16, 1983-October
GM Specifications for part and component bar codes ECV/VCVS, May 1, 1985
GM Chrysler Corporation Inter-company correspondence. Subject: Bar coding individual
parts, October 4, 1985
Bar Code Printing Methods by Robert La Moreaux (GM Packaging and Material Handling
Workshop), January 23, 1985
GM Specifications for part and component bar codes ECV/VCVS, September 1986
GM Specifications for part and component bar codes ECV/VCVS Proofs (folder marked
‘New ’86 Spec # 2), June 5, 1986-November 3, 1986
GM Quality/Reliability Requirement, March 1986
RJS Enterprises, Inc. Report on GM Coda scans, February 25, 1986
GM Packaging and Identification Requirements for Production Parts, 1987
Ford Packaging Guidelines for Production Parts, February 1991
Sub-series II: Automotive Industry continued, Box 3
Scan-tech ’87 News (seminar guide), October 12, 1987
Auto fact Conference & Exposition Guide, November 9-12, 1987
Dispensa-matic label dispensers, September 1988
Print Quality Maintenance Notes, undated
GM Quality and reliability samples art and testing notes, undated
symbology test (labels), undated (2f)
Descriptions of bar coded labels (2f)
symbology tests (photographs), undated
Exxon printing systems samples, undated
Robotics Flimsy Art (transparencies of automotives robots), undated
Sub-series III: Food Produce Industry, Box 3
AIM USA Layman’s Guide to ANSI 3.182, undated
Code 39 and 93 (Intermec and Computype guides), undated
Sub-series III: Food Produce Industry, continued, Box 4
Data Matrix: A New Direction for AIDC, undated
Hurst Labeling Systems (PLU’s), undated
Writings-Pointer Letterpress, undated
PIRA International Seminar Proceedings Review and Update of Bar Coding Developments,
December 9, 1993
UCC Quality Specification for the UPC Printed Symbol, September 1994
Riding the road to PLU’s: A handout for the PMA convention, San Antonio, TX, October
Produce Marketing Association: A Guide to Coding Fresh Produce, 1995 (2f)
UCC Application Standard for Shipping Container Codes-Draft, June 1995
Standard UPC/PLU: Not Just for Checkers Anymore (transparencies) by Brian Silberman.
1995 Annual Produce Conference, 1995
To Coding Fresh Produce, 1995
UPC in Dallas. 1996 UPC Conference Guide, September 17-18, 1996
Technology 101 (B1): UPC Conference, September 17-18, 1996
Electronic Commerce ’96, October 15-17, 1996
AIM USA 1997 State of the Association Address, 1997
ANA Article Numbering and Symbol Marking Operating Manual update, October 1997, November
Series II: Artifacts
Magic Wand Speaking Library- The Sprite Adventures on Earth
Magic Wand Speaking Library- The Noisy Number Robots
Magic Wand Speaking Library- Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Purple Planet
Magic Wand Speaking Library- Mac’s Big Surprise
Frank & Ernest cartoon featuring bar codes, August 9, 1990
Pannier Hi-temp Stainless tag, undated
ATC 20/20 Label, undated
Welch Allyn Bar Code Jackpot Chart, undated
Allen-Bradley Code Chart, undated
Computype Bar Code Test Chart, undated
Data Documents Systems Code Chart, undated
Intermec 4400 Tag Samples
metal tag, AIAG ID Label, undated
sample tags for book industry, undated (6 items-photographs)
sample metal stock tag, undated
GM parts, identification and shipping sample label, undated
Code 39, LOGMARS (MIL. Std.1189) on corrugated cardboard box side with photograph,
Bar Coding Printing Methods Chart, undated
Texas Instruments Magic Wand Speak and Learn Educational Activity System, copyright
1983. Item Description: Blue colored, hard-plastic resin measuring 11 inches in diameter
and 2.5 inches in height with handle and attached pen reader.
Unidentified, plastic key shaped object with ‘Radisson O’Hare’ written in yellow
pencil on the outside edge.
Restricted until 2033.