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.
The Municipal Center for Historιcal Research and Documentation (DIKI) is a purely municipal enterprise. It was established in 1991 as a Volos' s Municipality initiative for the collection, administration, utilization and promotion of documents of every kind and form, concerning the history of Volos and its greater area.

Its responsibilities are:

The operation of the historical archive of the city, which includes the municipal archive and various private archives, which connected directly or indirectly to Volos and its greater area.
The scientific supervision and the co-ordination of the Volos Municipality's libraries aiming at their unified organization of the libraries together with boosting common initiatives in the promotion of books and reading.
The operation of the documentation department, which collects, administrates and processes the resources, which are connected to the development of the city and its area.
The promotion of the city's history and physiognomy and the public announcement of contemporary scientific data, language and art, with events, educational programs and publications.
The scientific supervision and administration of municipal collections and museums, which touch upon the history of the city.
The realization of research programs and the encouragement to researchers and research teams from Greece and abroad for the preparation of studies centred upon Volos and its area.

It's evident that the collaboration and the participation of the collective bodies and the inhabitants of the city and the Greek area on the formulation of proposals on the development and support of new initiatives are crucial factors of achievement of DIKI's goals.

Municipal Center for History and Documentation
Mikrasiaton 81, Spirer Building
38333tel: 24210 39644, 24210 21664 fax: 24210 22927
 
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