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.
Though the summer ambience may have caused a slight delay
in the release of the 6th En Volo issue, we still hope that
our reading public will be compensated by the richness of
For starters, also in this issue, a large part of the material
is covered by a special addressing the architecture of Volos
and Pelion. Building construction in Pelion and Volos before
the earthquakes of 1955, the reconfiguration of the town
during the post-earthquake period, and the initiatives and
interventions in the re-utilization of architectural heritage,
are just some of the topics addressed. Also, the special
is accompanied by selection of post cards from the collection
of Stavros Batoudakis.
Especially rich is the column of the Arts, with topics on
the fine arts, music, theater, literature, architecture,
as well as a nostalgic tale narrating images from the unpublished
history of movie theaters in Volos.
The Personalities column presents the distinguished at an
international level architect Issac Saporta. Born in Volos,
and with work recognized as pioneering in the modern architectural
movement of the inter and post-war period, he spent the
greatest part of his life in the United States, where he
excelled in both the academic and the professional field.
His views on connecting architectural, man-made, and natural
environment continue to be current to this day.
The topics of the publication are enlarged from this issue
onwards, through a new column bearing the title Monuments.
The purpose of the column, which is initiated by the presentation
of the bishopric of Ano Volos, is to familiarize the public
with monuments of the area, for which there are little or
no information available.