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World War II had the following effects on the North Carolina Department of Archives and History: it emphasized NC's role in national history, stimulated the collection of historical records, opened opportunities for African-Americans' participation, and laid the foundation for the modern archival and records management program.
Joye E. Jordan was a public historian who worked for the North Carolina Department of Archives and History from 1944 until 1974. She was responsible for helping to create the state's first historic preservation programs and administrative units.
The 1993 North Carolina General Assembly was highly supportive of historic preservation in the state. In addition to the five percent tax credit for rehabilitated properties, the legislature enacted into law several preservation-related bills such as the renovation of old school buildings, rules for underwater archaeology sites, and designation of scenic highways.
The 1995 North Carolina General Assembly found time to consider preservation bills in a highly active and volatile legislative year. North Carolina legislators allocated $8million in grants to historic organizations, museums, and cultural/artistic organizations.