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.

2nd issue. Special: "Theatrical life of Volos"

this is the second issue of ev Volo, in Volos, and, as we already promised, it is devoted to the theatrical life of Volos, through the 120 years the city betongs to the Greek country. Given the limitations of the magazine, this topic that cannot be completed; so, instead of this, we aimed in publicizing a body of information, hoping to encourage further research.

Approaching theatre in Volos through the time was another aim; so theatre is presented here not only in its historic aspects, but also in its present state, as it shows a continuously rising course, in terms of the cultural intervention of the municipality, but also of the independent artistic creativity.

Theatre in Volos. From the first, ardent ventures of a city with galloping development (1881 - 1930), seeking its place in the contemporary world; till the economic, and the following cultural, impoverishment (1936 - 1974), crowned by the dictatorship of 1967; and till the rebirth effected by the tireless efforts of few decisive persons, later also with the help of the state, from 1975 till today.

Some things change through these years, some others not, aesthetic tendencies, social structures, attitudes once cute and once shameful, geographic and cultural particularities inside a world that sonorously changed, all over this century. Pursuing identity, ventures for communication, cultural imports and exports, modernization, vanguard, popularity, all together.

This issue comes together with a compact disk with an anthology of sound documents -music and speech- of the theatrical activity of the city of Volos in the last decade. Furthermore, it contains some glances on the relations of theatre with the other arts, even "out of the walls" of the city, and some other on the cultural life of the whole region of Magnesia.

 
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