CHAPTER 277

APPROPRIATION - PUBLIC ARCHIVES COMMISSION FOR COMPILATION OF DELAWARE'S PARTICIPATION IN WORLD WAR II

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE PUBLIC ARCHIVES COMMISSION FOR THE COMPILATION AND PUBLICATION OF A HISTORY OF DELAWARE'S PARTICIPATION IN WORLD WAR II.

WHEREAS, the people of Delaware took a conspicuous part in World War II by the services of their men and women in the armed forces and by their contributions to the war effort through industry, commerce, transportation, agriculture, education, civil defense and practically all phases of civilian life; and

WHEREAS, the long, proud heritage of Delaware's military records from the days of the colonial wars through the Revolution, the War of 1812 and the other conflicts in which our Nation has been involved has been recorded for posterity so that Delawareans and people everywhere may know of the contribution of our State to the national well-being; and

WHEREAS, we may be on the threshold of another worldwide conflict and that if further time elapses many of the events, recollections and sacrifices of our people may be forgotten and lost to posterity; NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) be and the same is hereby appropriated out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware for defraying the expenses of the Public Archives Commission in employing additional personnel for the compilation and writing of a history of World War II and for the publication of the said history.

Section 2. That the said sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) so appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer from the General Fund, from time to time to the Public Archives Commission upon properly executed standard invoice forms signed by the President and the Secretary of the Commission.

Section 3. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act, and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated. The money appropriated as aforesaid shall become available for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1951.

Section 4. The Public Archives Commission is authorized to make a nominal charge for this published history, the receipts of which shall be paid to the State Treasurer for the General Fund. The said Public Archives Commission is, however, empowered under Laws of Delaware, Volume 40, Chapter 105, Paragraph 977, Section 6 to distribute gratis to the State University and other public libraries and historical societies on its exchange list.

Approved June 5, 1951.