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.
Trough its 4th year of circulation En Volo continues its
time-honored and substantiated approach in cultural, historical
and physiognomical matters of the town and its surrounding
area with a special on the Christian monuments of Magnesia.
In the pages of the special, edited by Maria Nanou, are
presented the monument locations and monuments of the early-Christian
era, churches and monasteries of the Byzantine, late-Byzantine,
and of the Ottoman occupation periods, as well as architectural
elements, temple-configuration, iconography, sculpture decorations,
conservation efforts regarding these valuable monuments,
while references to more recent town monuments are not absent.
In the other-than-the-special standard columns of the magazine
the reader will find: in the Memento column a black and
white travelogue in the churches and temples of Mount Pelion
based on postcards from the collection of Stavros Mpatoudakis,
in the Literature column a narrative by the Volos-born Magda
Tsirogianni, and in the Personalities column, which is devoted
to the towering intellectual figure of Citsos Makris, a
section from his book "Wood-sculpture in Pelion".
Lastly, from the present issue the structure and mentality
of the Agenda column changes, in an effort to make its material
more up-to-date and to better present the most important
and of wider interest events that took place in the scientific
and cultural fields during the previous trimester.