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AIDC 100 Archives - Robert La Moreaux Collection

Type of Material: Papers and artifacts.
Personal Name: Robert La Moreaux
Collection ID: Collection 357
Creator: Robert La Moreaux
Extent: 30.5 linear inches
Span Dates: 1972-1999


AIDC 100 Archives - Robert La Moreaux Collection
Manuscript Collection 357


Papers, 1972-1999.
30.5 linear inches.
Organization: Series arrangement.
Business papers, manuscripts, and artifacts.
Revised and updated March 2014, Kristen J. Nyitray.

Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Series Description
Container Listing
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.

Biographical Note

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.

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 Description

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 Activity System.

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 15, 1993

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 brochure), undated

A Survey of Automotive Identification Application in the Automobile Industry (white paper), undated

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, 1990

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, 1988

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 1, 1983

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 24, 1994

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 18, 997

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, undated

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.

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