Γενικά Αρχεία του Κράτους-Αρχεία Νομού Μαγνησίας

  • General State Archives- Regional Archives of Magnisia
  • Genika Archeia tou Kratous - Archeia Nomou Magnisias

History

The Regional Archives of Magnesia were founded as a Local History and Archives Centre in 1972. Later, in 1988, the Centre became the branch of the General State Archives for the region of the Prefecture of Magnisia.

Geographical and Cultural Context

Thessalia, Magnisia, Volos and Sporades islands.

Building(s)

The Archives are housed in their own (traditional) building which was donated by Elpida Pitsiori.

Archival and Other Holdings

Administrative, juridical, educational, police, industrial, medical archives, correspondence files, photograph collections, maps and plans collections, newspapers and periodicals collections, postcards collection, books collection.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

The holdings are indexed and computer-searchable on site with archivist's assistance.

Opening Times

The reading room is open Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 14:30 pm. The Archives are closed on public holidays.

Conditions of Access

Photocopying is by request only and involves assessment by staff to determine if it is possible, with the item's preservation needs taking precedence. Digital cameras are allowed. The use of lap-tops is permitted. Researchers must seek the written permission of the archivist before publication of any material from the archival holdings, and the source must be acknowledged.

Accessibility

The building is not accessible for users with disabilities.

Research Services

Research room is equipped with computers whose on site Intranet programs allow searching and viewing material not accessible via off-site (Internet) use.

Reproduction Services

There are charges for photocopying/digital output. Services free of charge: entry to the reading room; use of finding aids/catalogues/computers; assistance from staff. Some archival holdings have been digitized and are available for viewing and printing at no cost through the General State Archives website's Digital Archive Collections/Archives of Magnisia ("Archeiomnimon"). Any copies a researcher purchases are for personal use only. Copyright permission must be sought for further reproduction or publication.

Public Areas

The Archive can be reached by bus number 2,3,4,9,15. All the buses stop close to the main entrance of it. A visitor will disembark at the bus stop "Dioikitirio".

Dates of Creation and Deletion

Date of creation: 2/12/2014.

Sources

  • Description based on site survey and information provided by the General State Archives director Ms Annita Prassa and her colleague Ms. Ageliki Nikolaou.