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 20th issue of En Volo completes
the magazine's first five year circulation run, with a special
on "Fashion", a perpetually changing social phenomenon,
and thus one of great interest and charm.
The special features articles that present the transformation
of dress, from antiquity to date, as well as the interaction
of fashion and art, and the connection between fashion and
theatrical costume. Also presented are 20th century Greek
and European fashion trends, and they ways in which these
were locally adopted. Additionally, a great effort has been
made to record, through primary and secondary accounts,
the local people and corporations involved in this sector.
Lastly, the activities of the Fashion Design Department
of the Municipal Art College of Volos and the traditional
dress collection of the Lyceum club of Greek women are presented.
The "Memento" column presents textile factory
and clothing shop advertisements, and relevant models. The
"Literature" Column is dedicated to the recently
departed local poet Manolis Ballis, presenting unpublished
poems and his under publication collection "Minerva".
The "Personalities" column features Christina
Stampolian, a fashion designer from our town, who excels
in her field abroad, and has achieved great fame by the
creation of a well-known black dress for Lady Diana.
The "Index" column presents the articles of the
16th to 19th En Volo issues, while the "Agenda"
column presents the social events of the previous trimester,
as well as those scheduled for the next.