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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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by Jewish Community of New York City; Margoshes, Samuel, 1887-1968
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"A list of books and articles on the Jews of New York, by S. Margoshes": p. 1503-1524
Topic: Jews
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Kraeling, Emil Gottlieb Heinrich, 1892-
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Topics: Arameans, Jews -- History To 586 B.C, Syria -- History
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by Frazer, James George, Sir, 1854-1941; Frye, Northrop
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Vol. 3
Topics: Bible, Religions, Jews, Judaism -- Customs and practices
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by Adcock, Arthur St. John, 1864-1930
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry, Poets, English, English poetry -- 20th century History and criticism
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by Frazer, James George, Sir, 1854-1941; Frye, Northrop
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vol. 2
Topics: Bible, Religions, Jews, Judaism -- Customs and practices
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by Bernstein, S. (Simon), b. 1884; Zionist Organisation. Copenhagen Office
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Topics: Jews -- Romania Politics and government, Jews -- Romania History, Romania -- Ethnic relations
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by Frazer, James George, Sir, 1854-1941; Frye, Northrop. Marginalia
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Victoria University Library has Northrop Frye's copy with his annotations
Topics: Bible, Religions, Jews, Judaism
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by Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Mackintosh, E. A. (Ewart Alan), 1893-1917
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Holman, Carrie Ellen
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Development of a series of articles published beginning Oct. 1916 in the monthly "Ost und west" (Berlin) cf. Vorwort
Topics: Jews, Jewish question
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Lyon, Percy Hugh Beverley, 1893-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
Includes index
Topics: Jews -- Biography, Jews -- History To 70 A.D
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by Girling, T.A
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Nichols, Robert Malise Bowyer, 1893-1944
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Bureau für Statistik der Juden (Berlin, Germany)
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Topics: Jews, Jewish question, genealogy
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by Rhys, Ernest, 1859-1946
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Thirlmere, Rowland
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Middleton, J. E. (Jesse Edgar), 1872-1960
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939; James, Herbert Cyril
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Régnier, Henri de, 1864-1936
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Klatzkin, Jakob, 1882-1948
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Topics: Jewish question, Jews, Zionism
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Topic: Jews
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by Herbert, A. P. (Alan Patrick), Sir, 1890-1971
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Wallenstein, Abraham
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Topics: Jews -- Poland, Jews -- Lithuania
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by Jirku, Anton, 1885-
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Topics: Jews, Judaism
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by Vernède, Robert Ernest, 1875-1917; Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Rosenfeld, Max, 1890-1919
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Topics: Jews, Jewish question
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Wallace, Kathleen Montgomery
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Nichols, Robert Malise Bowyer, 1893-1944
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Rosenfeld, Max, 1884-1919
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Cover title
Topic: Jews
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Published also in English
Topic: Jews
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by Oyerbakh, Mosheh, 1881-1976
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Topic: Jews
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by Johnstone, G. Murray
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926
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Chosen peoples, being the first "Arthur Davis Memorial Lecture" delivered before the Jewish Historical Society at University College on Easter-Passover Sunday 1918/5678
Topics: Jews, Germans, Nationalism
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by Hess, Moses, 1812-1875; Waxman, Meyer, 1887-1969
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Topics: Jews, Jews, Jews
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, Jews