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.
The concern over issues pertaining on the city's public
image and the citizens' daily life is obvious, interesting
and constant. Thus, the 15th En Volo special focuses on
the major, and always current, topic of the town's public
areas. The special's articles, written by people with a
deep understanding of these matters, aim to enhance this
topic from a point of concern to a rather constructive discussion.
Open areas, parks and squares, streets, public access buildings,
monuments, street traffic, recent interventions in the town's
public image, and the residents' views, mark this multi-aspect
topic, discussed under the supervision of the Architectural
College of Thessaloniki urban planning professor Vilma Hastaoglou
with the cooperation of the Architectural Association of
Relevant to the special is the material of the two permanent
columns of En Volo. In the column "Memento", some
of the most extraordinary monuments of the old municipal
cemetery appear, while the "Personalities" column
hosts the architect of many municipal buildings and squares
of post-war Volos, Panos Tsolakis.
For the "Literature" column, the well-known author
Lena Divani has written, exclusively for En Volo, the narrative
"Lino and Vamvaki", while in the "Agenda"
Column, all the events that took place over this special
-olympic summer- in our town are recorded.