ΨΗΦΙΑΚΟ ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΒΛΑΧΟΚΕΡΑΣΙΑΣ

“The Voice of our Village” and the “Vlahokerasiotika Chronicles” 

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The Prefect of Arcadia Mr. P. Giannopoulos and MP Mr. D. Kostopoulos confer an honorary plaque to Angelos Bistolas, President of the “Vlahokerasiotes Association of Attica” and Publisher of the Association’s newspaper, “The Voice of our Village” (Source: “The Voice of our Village”, April-June 2002).

The “Vlahokerasiotes Association of Attica –Prophet Elias” published for a number of years the newspapers, “Vlahokerasiotika Chronicles” () and the “Voice of our Village” (1984-2008) which constituted a significant link among Vlahokerasiotes living in the village, in Greece and abroad. The total number of issues of the “Voice of the Village” and a small number of issues of the “Vlahokerasiotika Chronicles” constitute a part of the personal archives of Angelos Bistolas, who, for the needs of the Vlahokerasia Digital Museum and at his own expense, converted the above archives to digital form so that they can be accessible to all Vlahokerasiotes who would like to view them. The multiplying results of internet visits to the archives will be significant to the degree that they inform the younger generation and help the older generation recollect loved ones, past feelings and places[1].

 

More specifically, the electronic press archives of Angelos Bistolas include:

Ι. “Vlahokerasiotika Chronicles”, June 1966 – February 1967

Publisher Chief editor Year Issue Number
E. P. Zeppos Ilias Chronis 1966 26, 27, 28, 30
E. P. Zeppos Ilias Chronis 1967* 32

*Publication ceases.

Click here, or on the frontpage icon below to flip through the first volume.
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ΙΙ. “The Voice of our Village”, 1984 2008

sign fwni Publisher/Chief Editor Editor/In Charge of Materials Year Issue Number
Ilias Chronis Pan. Panagoulias 1984-1992 1-36
Ilias Chronis Spyros Kotsinas 1993-1995 37-45
Angelos Bistolas Angelos Bistolas 1995-2003 46-79
Stefanos Sotos Stefanos Sotos 2004-2005 80-87
Angelos Bistolas Angelos Bistolas 2006-2008 88-97
Eleni Zeppos Eleni Zeppos 2008-2008 98

Click on the five frontpage icons below (Vols. I - V)  in order to flip through the corresponding issues.

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Volume Ι
Issues 1 - 20
Volume ΙΙ 
Issues 21 - 40
Volume ΙΙΙ 
Issues 41 - 59
Volume  ΙV
Issues 60 - 79
Volume V
Issues 80 - 98

 

As we mentioned above, the “Vlahokerasiotika Chronicles” archives are not complete. We are missing issues Numbers 1-25, 29 and 31. Whoever of our compatriots has any of the missing issues, we request of him/her to send them to us in order to complete the set and further enrich the VDM.

 Nikos P. Petropoulos
VDM Committee Coordinator


[1] We would like to point out that the electronic archives of Angelos Bistolas also include: (1)  The statutes of the “Vlahokerasiotes Brotherhood of America” (1916)   (2) the statutes of the “Blahokerasiotes Brotherhood – Manthyrea” (1920)  (3) the statutes of the “Patriotic Association of  Vlahokerasiotes  in Athens and Piraeus” (1929)  (4) the statutes of the Patriotic Association of Vlahokerasiotes  in Attica-Prophet Elias” (1989) and the male birth records of the Municipality of Manthyrea (1846-1878) which  was passed on to Angelos Bistolas by the late  Spyridon E. Petropoulos in the 1990s during one  of his trips to the village. These historically significant documents (statutes and birth records) have been incorporated  in the VDM and are  available to the visitors in other thematic units.

 

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