Municipal Center for History possesses today a rich archive
that consists of the Volos Municipality archive (1883-1982),
46 private archives concerning directly or indirectly the
city and its greater area, archives of old industrial enterprises,
as well as important material of building plans, maps, aerial
photos, transparencies and photos.
library of Volos's Municipal Center for History and Documentation
started operating in 1992, its aim being the collection,
administration, utilization and promotion of any kind or
form of printed documents.
issue. Special: "Tastes and Produce in Magnesian
Dietary habits, foods, drinks, sweets, produce, tastes
in other words, constitute a part of every region's history
and civilization. This En Volo special covers this multi-aspect
topic in four entities with articles that aim to familiarize
the reader with Magnesia's traditional tastes.
The dietary habits of the ancients, as they come to light
by the ongoing archaeological research at Dimini and Demetrias,
Mt. Pelion and Asia Minor's traditional culinary ways, local
cuisine terminology, various local fishes and other seafood,
and wine and sweets are coverrd in the entity titled Tastes
and Produce in Magnesian cuisine.
The interview with old owners of Tsipouradika covers the
greater part of the research in Volo's tsipouradika and
tsipouro -the local variety of ouzo- itself, which is completed
by a brief history of the liquor. Lastly, brand name food
products of the area, as well as the initiatives of the
local government and guilds for the promotion of the traditional
tastes of Magnesia.
The article of Kostas Anestis on cannibalism initiates a
new column in the magazine, that aims to demonstrate the
prospective dimensions of the special's theme. The material
of the summer issue is completed with a few other topics
such as the narrative of the -under publication- collection
titled "Difficult Jobs" by Sotiria Stavrakopoulou,
the cinema as taste, music and the tastes of the average
regional Russian town, and the presentation of the audio-visual
laboratory of the Architectural Engineer Department of the
University of Thessaly.
The column Personalities features the Volos-born Vefa Alexiadou,
of noteworthy career in the culinary sector and publishing.
The Monastery of Agias Triadas (Holy Trinity) of Sourvia
is presented in the column Monuments, while the issue begins
with Memento and the delightful tags of old distilleries
from the collection of Kostas Patrikos.