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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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1945 Angell, Norman, 1874-1967
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1937 Edmonds, J. E. (James Edward), Sir, 1861-1956
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Includes bibliography
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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1937 Edmonds, J. E. (James Edward), Sir, 1861-1956
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Includes bibliography
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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1934 Chevrillon, André, 1864-1957
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, World War, 1914-1918 -- Press and propaganda
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1928 Richmond, Herbert W. (Herbert William), Sir, 1871-1946
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Topics: Naval history, Sea-power, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Great Britain -- History
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1925 Renouvin, Pierre, 1893-
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At head of title: L'organisation gouvernementale française pendant la guerre
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1925 Ernle, Rowland Edmund Prothero, Baron, 1852-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply, England -- Agriculture, England -- Land, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply, Food supply -- France
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1925 Swinton, E. D. (Ernest Dunlop), 1868-1951
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Reprinted from "The Strand Magazine"
Topics: Tanks (Military science), World War, 1914-1918
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1924 Withers, Hartley, 1867-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, England -- Finance and taxation, England -- Banks...
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1924 Pierrefeu, Jean de, 1883-
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Topics: France. Armée. Etat-Major, World War, 1914-1918 -- France
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1924 Montague, C. E. (Charles Edward), 1867-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Bibliography: p. [167]-171
Topics: Balance of trade, Economics -- History, Mercantile system
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1923 Rawlinson, Alfred, Sir, 1867-1934
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, London...
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1923 Gullett, Henry Somer, 1878-; Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921); Australian War Memorial
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Topics: Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921), World War, 1914-1918 --...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia
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1923 Hodder-Williams, Ralph Wilfred
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v. 1. Narrative.--v. 2. The roll of honour and appendices
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Topics: Canada. Army. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects France, France -- Economic conditions 1918-1945
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1923 Bausman, Frederick, 1861-1931
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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1923 Lugard, F. D. (Frederick Dealtry), Sir, 1858-1945
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Topics: Indigenous peoples -- Africa, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Africa, Great...
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Topics: Wages, Minimum wage -- England, Economics
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1923 Doroshenko, Dmytro, 1882-1951
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4 v. in 3
Topics: Statesmen -- Ukraine -- Biography, World War, 1914-1918 -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Autonomy...
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1923 Doroshenko, Dmytro, 1882-1951
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4 v. in 3
Topics: Statesmen -- Ukraine -- Biography, World War, 1914-1918 -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Autonomy...
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Bibliography: p. [167]-171
Topics: Balance of trade, Economics -- History, Mercantile system
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1923 Wolfe, Humbert, 1885-1940
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Topics: Defense industries -- Employees, Weapons industry -- Employees, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics...
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1923 Flier, M. J. van der (Marius Jacobus van der), b. 1880
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Continued as The Netherlands and the world war, q.v
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Finance Netherlands, Finance -- Netherlands, Netherlands -- Economic...
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1923 Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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Topic: Economics -- History
Bibliographical foot-notes
Topic: Economics
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
Includes bibliography
( 1 reviews )
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1923 Macpherson, William Grant, (Sir) 1858-; Leishman, William Boog, (Sir) 1865-1926; Cummins, Stevenson Lyle, 1873-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and sanitary affairs
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1923 Laistner, M. L. W. (Max Ludwig Wolfram), 1890-1959
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"Select bibliography": p. 198-199
Topics: Economics -- History Greece, Political science -- History Greece
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1923 Cole, G. D. H. (George Douglas Howard), 1889-1959
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Topics: Employees' representation in management, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance
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1923 Ricardo, David, 1772-1823
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Topics: Currency question -- Great Britain, Economics
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1923 Marshall, Leon C. (Leon Carroll), b. 1879; Wright, Chester Whitney, 1879-; Field, James Alfred, 1880-1927
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Topic: Economics
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1923 Strachey, John St. Loe, 1860-1927
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Topics: Economics, Labor and laboring classes -- 1914-
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1923 Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
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Includes index
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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1923 Hodder-Williams, Ralph Wilfred
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v. 1. Narrative.--v. 2. The roll of honour and appendices
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Topics: Canada. Army. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental...
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1923 Asquith, H. H. (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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Topics: French Revolution, 1789-1804 -- Economics and finance, France -- Commerce and industries, France --...
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1923 Nippold, Otfried, b. 1864; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Division of International Law; Hershey, Amos Shartle, 1867-1933
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Bibliographical foot-notes
Topics: International law and relations, World War, 1914-1918, Chicago (Ill.) -- City planning
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1923 Dickinson, G. Lowes (Goldsworthy Lowes), 1862-1932
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Topics: War, World War, 1914-1918, International cooperation, Disarmament
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Topics: Economics, Capitalism
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1923 Cole, G. D. H. (George Douglas Howard), 1889-1959
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Includes index
Topics: Weapons industry -- Employees, Labor unions -- Great Britain, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics [and] finance
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1922 Henderson, Hubert D. (Hubert Douglas), Sir, 1890-1952
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Topics: Supply and demand, Consumption (Economics), Prices
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1922 Delemer, Adolphe
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Topics: Government monopolies, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, France -- Finance and...
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1922 Fayolle, Marie Émile, 1852-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Müller, Adam Heinrich, Ritter von Nitterdorf, 1779-1829; Baxa, Jakob, 1895-
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At head of title: Adam H. Müller
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Topics: Political science, Law, Economics
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1922 Strutynsky, Mykola
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of
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At head of title: Confidential. For official information only
Topics: Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of, World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Cemal Paa, 1872-1922
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Armenian question
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1922 Wilhelm 2, German emperor, 1859-1941
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Germany -- Politics and government 1888-1918
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Topics: Knights of Columbus. Canada. Canadian Army Kuts, World War, 1914-1918 -- War work Knights of...
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1922 Diehl, Karl, 1864-
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Topic: Economics
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Bibliography, Catalogs, Subject, Subject headings -- World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Great Britain Committee of Imperial Defence; Skinner, Henry Terence; Stacke, Harry Fitz Maurice
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"Compiled mainly by H.T. Skinner, and H. Fitz M. Stacke."
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Nitti, Francesco Saverio, 1868-1953
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Includes index
Topics: Reconstruction (1914-1939), World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war, Kiau-Chau
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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1922 Hartzler, Jonas Smucker, 1857-; Mennonite Church. General Conference
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Topics: Mennonites in Canada, Mennonites in the U.S, World War, 1914-1918 -- Mennonites
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Topics: Young Men's Christian Associations, World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Dewar, George A. B. (George Albemarle Bertie), 1862-1934; Boraston, J. H. (John Herbert), 1885-
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Topics: Haig, Douglas, Sir, 1861-1928, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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Bd. 1. Das Kreuzergeschwader.--Bd. 2. Die Tätigkeit der kleinen Kreuzer "Emden", "Konigsberg" und Karlsruhe".--Bd. 3. Die deutschen Hilfskreuzer
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Herrington, Walter S. (Walter Stevens), 1860-1947; Lennox and Addington Historical Society
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- War memorials and Rolls of honour, World War, 1914-1918 -- War work, Lennox...
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1922 Bartley, Joseph Charles, 1893-
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Vita
Topics: Prices, World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Flex, Walter, 1887-1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Conrad, Johann, 1839-1915; Hesse, Albert
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Vol. 1. Nationalökonomie - Allgemeine Volkswirtschaftslehre.- Vol. 2. Volkswirtschaftspolitik - Besondere Volkswirtschaftslehre
Topics: Economics, Economics -- History
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1922 Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of
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At head of title: Confidential. For official information only
Topics: Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of, World War, 1914-1918
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Bd. 1. Das Kreuzergeschwader.--Bd. 2. Die Tätigkeit der kleinen Kreuzer "Emden", "Konigsberg" und Karlsruhe".--Bd. 3. Die deutschen Hilfskreuzer
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Reichert, Jacob, 1885-
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Topics: Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922, World War, 1914-1918 -- Reparations