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.
In the context of the electronic processing of the archive collections and the index compilation, the Municipal Centre for Historcal Research and Documentation, in cooperation with the National Documentation Centre, proceeded with the electronic publication of the search tools for the archives collection.

Specifically, through the standard application of of XML schema document management developed by The National Documentation Center, the standard Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Version 2002 was realized for the production of electronically published search tools.

The general philosophy of ISAD (G), as translated by the Hellenic Documentation Association, is followed for the description of archive collections and the creation of search tools.Simultaneously, offered is the capability of automation of the production process of unified search tool indexes per selected access point, such as Personal Names, Corperation Names, Subject Headings and Corporation Names as Origination.

The archive description follows the multilevel description beginning from the generic (archive level) and reaching the specific (document level).

The archives collections of the Municipal Centre for Historcal Research and Documentation are divided into the following thematic sections.

Municipal Archives included:
The Municipality of Volos archive, which also includes the encoded search tools below

Municipality of Volos, Correspondant of OGA (Agricultural Insurance Organization)
Municipality of Volos, Mayor 's Office
Municipality of Volos, Municipal Roll Office
Municipality of Volos, Director 's Office
Municipality of Volos, Accounting Office
Municipality of Volos, Procurement Office
Municipality of Volos, Revenues Office
Municipality of Volos, Recruitment Office
Municipality of Volos, Cash Department
Municipality of Volos, Public Utility Services
Municipality of Volos, Civil Council
Municipality of Volos, Technical Department

The archives of Agios Georgios Baksedon - Commune of Volos
The archives of Aghia Paraskevi - Commune of Volos
The archives of New Pagasae - Commune of Volos
The archives of industrial enterprises:
Palaia Elektriki Archive
Aggelos Adamopoulos SA
Strichnokarpou Factory
Tsalapata bros Ceramics Factory

The Private Archives of natural persons and associations
Komninos Pyromaglou's archive
E.D.E.S. (Greek National Democratic Association) Archive
N. Markogianopoulos Archive
Alk. Geskos Archive
Friends of Letters association Archive

and finally the Center for History and Documentation photographic archive, which includes about 15.000 photos.


Access is also possible through the following electronic indexes:
Personal Names
Corporate Names
Corporate Names as Originators

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