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AIDC 100 Archives - Andrew Longacre Collection

Type of Material: Reports, files, documents, correspondence, notes.
Personal Name: Andrew Longacre
Collection ID: Collection 468
Creator: Andrew Longacre
Extent: 8 linear in.
Span Dates: 1982-1993


AIDC 100 Archives: Andrew Longacre Collection

The AIDC 100 Archives at Stony Brook University identifies, acquires, preserves and makes available to the public, industry members, educators, and students a comprehensive and diverse library of materials that documents the AIDC (automatic identification and data capture) industry.

The collection was donated by Andrew Longacre in September 2012. 

ExtentScope, and Content Note
The collection is comprised of eight linear inches of reports, files, correspondence, and notes that document bar code history, including Code 49, two dimensional symbologies, performance tests, PDF417, conference proceedings, and specifications. 

Biographic Note
With an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, followed by several years of college teaching, Dr. Andrew Longacre finally settled into his ultimate career in 1980 as a technical contributor at Welch Allyn (exactly at the juncture when they acquired the Codabar product line from Monarch Marking). As a charter member of AIM’s Technical Symbology Committee in 1982, Dr. Longacre helped to grow and standardize the many barcode symbologies now common in the industry, contributing to the early standards for 1D symbol verification, creating the first self-contained PDF-417 reader, and helping to design Channel Code (which begat RSS), Aztec Code, and most recently DotCode. He retired from Honeywell in 2008 and is now happily settled with his wife Ginny in southwestern Vermont.

Arrangement and Processing Note
The collection was processed in June 2016 by Lynn Toscano and Kristen J. Nyitray. Original order was maintained. Items were rehoused in acid-free folders and placed in archival boxes. 

Website by Kristen J. Nyitray.


Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Permissions and Rights 
Physical ownership: Stony Brook University Libraries.

Rights: Stony Brook University Libraries' consent as the physical owner of the materials accessed 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 an distribution or publication.  

Permission to examine material is not authorization to publish. A separate written application for permission to publish must be submitted. Where Stony Brook University does not hold copyright interests, permission to publish must be obtained from the holder of the copyright interests. Researchers who plan the eventual publication of their work should inquire as to restrictions on publication before beginning their research.

In granting permission to publish, the University does not surrender its own right thereafter to publish any of the materials from its collections, nor does it grant permission for more than one-time use. 

Preferred Citation
[Item], [Box], AIDC 100 Archives: Andrew Longacre Collection, Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries.


Box 1

  • two-dimensional symbologies, 1992: includes T. Pavlidis, J. Swartz, Y.P. Wang. Information encoding with two-dimensional bar codes, in Computer (June 1992), 18-28.

  • Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC) and Automatic Identification Manufacturers (AIM) tests, 1990: includes reports, correspondence, notes, photographs

  • Automatic Identification Manufacturers (AIM) barcode system performance test, 1987: includes reports

  • Automatic Identification Manufacturers (AIM) barcode performance tests at State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1985-1986: includes reports, correspondence, inventories

  • Automatic Identification Manufacturers (AIM) barcode performance tests at State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1987: includes correspondence, reports, test results

  • RSS and composite test symbols, 1999-2000: includes memos, notes, test results

  • Scan-Tech ‘89: includes posters, map, badge, article from conference during which there was an earthquake

  • early barcode specifications, 1982-1991: includes reports

  • scanner literature: includes brochures

  • PDF417 two-dimensional barcode tests, 1993: includes reports on test results

  • AutoID ’99 Proceedings: Workshop on Automatic Identification Advanced Technologies, 28-29 October 1999, Summit, New Jersey...Sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and by AIM.

Box 2

  • Weil, B.S. Automatic Ammunition Identification Technology Test Report for the Datamatrix and Code 49 Symbologies. Oak Ridge, TN: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 1993.

  • file on Code 49: includes published material, sheets of code, floppy disk

  • Code 49 (Revision C), Symbology Description and Explanation.

  • barcode test symbols used to calibrate one-dimensional verification and related documents, 1988


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