The 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.

The 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.

11th issue. Special: "Education"

At this 11th -fall- issue of En Volo, the main subject of interest is education, a topic habitually at the forefront around this time of year. In pursuing the most complete coverage of this multi-aspect topic, the editing of the special was entrusted to the University of Thessaly professor Haralmbos Haritos, a specialist in the history of education, and with widely recognized research work in this field. The contents of the special proceeded in the following three axis: public education aspects, private and public sector initiatives, and the municipality's contribution.

The above main topics aside, and as complementary to the special's image function the articles of D. Pantelodimos and H. Haritos on the most important educational institutions of the area during the era of Neo-Hellenic Enlightenment and on the local educational initiatives in last few years before the unification, as well as the indicative bibliographical guide at the end of the special -a useful tool for the reader who whishes to pursue a more thorough investigation of the topic-.

The remaining material of this issue is characterized by a variety of topics: The Modern Artists' Exhibition in Volos, the 7th Pan-Hellenic Photography Competition by Diavlos, a narrative by the young author Asimenia Sarafi, the humanitarian aid of the "One Earth" organization in Iraq, the School Museum of the 1st Senior High School of Volos, which by oversight was not included in the Museum special issue, and the presentation of the Occupational Support Center by the Municipal Educational Organization.

The Personalities column is dedicated to the Volos-born lawyer, journalist, intellectual and author G. Zoitopoulo-Ziouto. Folk events of different eras is the topic of the "Memento"column, while the "Monuments" column presents the Achillopoulian Merchant School of Tsagarada.









 
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