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.

6th issue. Special: "Architecture "

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 its contents.

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on the fine arts, music, theater, literature, architecture, as well as a nostalgic tale narrating images from the unpublished history of movie theaters in Volos.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.

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