After Mrs. Parker’s death in 1984, the JCSU archives laid dormant for fifteen years. As part of the opening of the remodeled James B. Duke Memorial Library in 1999, archives storage and reading rooms were added to the second floor. That same year the university hired Mrs. Monika Rhue to reorganize the archives. Mrs. Parker’s daughter, Amelia, learned about this effort and secured funding from the Ford Foundation in the amount of $15,000 to be donated towards the reorganization and the hiring of a part-time assistant. For years after this donation, Amelia Parker sent flowers each year in honor of her mother’s legacy to the library and JCSU.
In September 2019, the redesigned James B. Duke Memorial Library will be celebrating twenty years in its current space. The Inez Moore Parker Archives and Research Center has become essential to JCSU students, faculty and staff, and to the Charlotte community. The Inez Moore Parker Fellowship will serve to honor the contributions of the Parker family, and it will introduce the university and the community to the resources housed at the center. The fellowship also seeks to promote the use of primary resources among students and cultivate a culture of deeper understanding for the contributions that African Americans have made to Charlotte and to American history. The program will also expose JCSU students to career opportunities in archives, conservation, public history, and the humanities.