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.

17th issue. Special: "Entertainment "

A special on such an everyday, multi-aspect and subjective topic, as entertainment can be, is always a challenge. On this matter tries to rise to the occasion the 17th "En Volo" issue, through the utilization of the immediacy and charm that personal accounts can provide.

The special is divided into three entities: the first deals with the period from the end of the 19th century to the 2nd world war, the second picks up there and leaves off in the mid 1960s -era of the city's reconstruction after the major earthquakes that struck the area-, while the last addresses the period beginning with the Dictatorship and goes on to the present.
Fellow citizens of various ages write on the celebrations and various entertainment outlets of the different eras, as these are drawn from their personal experiences and memories. These accounts are accompanied by interviews from people to whom we were lead by our research. Respectively, for each of the thematic entities, the political, economic and social conditions are presented, as well as their impact on the various entertainment forms of the city.

In our first pages, in the "Memento" column, we present images from the Volos Carnival of 1961. The "Personalities" column, as tribute, presents the Milanos family and their invaluable contribution to the city's music. The "Literature" column features a text by Thomas Skassis on the author Claude Simon and his works. The issue is completed by the -irrespective of the special- columns, "Euretirio -Index-" of articles for the issues 12 to 15 (2004) of "En Volo", and with the "Agenda" column, which records the social activity of our town in the first six months of 2005.

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