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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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1921 Steinbaum, Israel, 1895-
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Topic: Games
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1921 Hewlett, Maurice, 1861-1923
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1921 Esher, Reginald Baliol Brett, Viscount, 1852-1930
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Topics: Kitchener, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl, 1850-1916, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
Until 1919 this report was produced by the Department of Railways and Canals. Prior to 1904, this report was included the departmental annual report. From 1920 on, this report was produced by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics.
Topic: Canal Statistics
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1921 Balmont, Konstantin Dmitrievich, 1867-1942
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Poems
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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, Love in literature, genealogy
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1921 Osborn, E. B. (Edward Bolland), 1867-1938
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Continues "Annual Report of the Board of Civil Services Examiners".
Topic: Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission
At head of title: A.26.1921.Vii. Genève, le 31 août 1921
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1921 Carlson, Knute Emil
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Reprinted from the Quarterly Journal of Economics vol. 33, August, 1919 and vol. 34, August, 1920
Topics: United States. Food Administration, United States. Sugar Equalization Board, Sugar trade
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1921 Ward, Charles Frederick
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1921 University of Chicago
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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1921 Karpenko, IElyse
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Purchased from the Seweryn Windyk Library Bequest
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1921 Foligno, Cesare, 1878-
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Annual Italian lecture
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Topic: genealogy
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1921 Paul, Hermann, 1846-1921
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Topic: German language
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Topic: Geography
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1921 Dahlke, Paul, 1865-1928
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Translated by Paul Dahlke
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1921 Ruh'ullah
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Topic: Turkish poetry (Collections)
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1921 Northwestern University. School of Commerce. Bureau of Business Research; National Association of Retail Clothiers; Secrist, Horace, b. 1881
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Vol. 1. Sales and sales' rations in retail clothing stores, 1919, 1918, and 1914.- Vol. 2. Expenses and expense ratios - rent, wages and salaries, 1919, 1918, and 1914.- Vol. 3. Expenses and expense ratios - general, bushelling, and total expenses, 1919, 1918, and 1914.- Vol. 4. Advertising methods, expenses and expense ratios, 1919, 1918, and 1914.- Vol. 5. Purchases, inventories, purchase discounts, stock turnover, and capital turnover, 1919, 1918, and 1914.- Vol. 6. Buildings and store...
Topic: Clothing trade
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1921 Schendel, Arthur van, 1874-1946
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1921 National Co-operative Managers' Association; Co-operative Union Limited
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Topics: Retail trade -- Great Britain, Cooperative societies -- Great Britain
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1921 Redslob, Edwin, 1884-1973
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Lettered on cover: Architektur und Kunstgewerbe in Alt-Dänemark
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Topics: Interior decoration, Furniture, Danish
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1921 Maspero, G. (Gaston), 1846-1916
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Topics: Art -- Egypt, Egypt -- Antiquities
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1921 Rimbert, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 830-888; Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Ansgar, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 801-865, genealogy
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1921 Gräflinger, Franz
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Topic: Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
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1921 Stannard, Harold, 1883-1947
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"Bibliographical note": p. 258-260
Topics: Gambetta, Léon, 1838-1882, France -- Politics and government 1870-1940
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1921 Bell, Aubrey F. G. (Aubrey Fitz Gerald), 1882-1950
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Topic: Lopes, Fernão, b. ca. 1380
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1921 Beauchamp, William Martin, 1830-1925
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Topics: Iroquois Indians -- Folklore, Iroquois Indians
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Topic: Bassompierre, François de, 1579-1646
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1921 Seeck, Otto, 1850-1921
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Topic: Rome -- History Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D
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1921 Plekhanov, Georgi Valentinovich, 1856-1918
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1921 Stuart, Graham Henry, 1887-
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Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Wisconsin, 1920
Topics: France -- Foreign relations 1870-1940, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
Topics: Taxation, Income tax
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1921 Tsvikevich, A
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Bibliography: p. [187]-191
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Topics: Farm produce -- Marketing, Produce trade -- United States, United States -- Agriculture
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1921 Whibley, Charles, 1859-1930
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Topic: Criminals
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Topics: Classification -- Books Science, Classification -- Books Technology, Classification, Decimal
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1921 CANADA. DEPT. OF TRADE AND COMMERCE
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1921 Strindberg, August, 1849-1912
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A translation of his "Påsk"
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1921 Garnett, J. C. Maxwell (James Clerk Maxwell), 1880-
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Topic: Education
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1921 Bürger, Gottfried August, 1747-1794
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Topic: Gatterer, Philippine
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1921 Rollins, Hyder Edward, 1889-1958
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Topics: English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism, Theater -- London...
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1921 Fitzmaurice-Kelly, Julia
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Topic: Vega, Garcilaso de la, 1539-1616
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Topics: Spanish literature, Spanish literature
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Topic: Scotland -- Church history
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1921 Cian, Vittorio, b. 1862
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Topic: Caro, Annibal, 1507-1566
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1921 Cardauns, Hermann, 1847-1925
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Topic: Gröber, Adolf, 1854-1919
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1921 Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875; Birkenbihl, Michael Joseph, 1877-
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Translation of his Mit live eventyr
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1921 Mackworth, Margaret Haig Thomas, Viscountess Rhondda, b. 1883
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Topic: Rhondda, David Alfred Thomas, 1st Viscount, 1856-1918
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1921 Metternich-Winneburg, Pauline Clementine Marie Walburga, Fürstin, 1836-1921
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Translation of Geschehenes, Gesehenes, Erlebtes
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1921 Hantos, Elemér, 1881-
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Topics: Money, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects
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Topic: Rostand, Edmond, 1868-1918
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1921 Kerrison, Philip D., 1861-
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Topic: Ear -- Diseases
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1921 Vilhena, Julio de, 1845-; Academia das Ciências de Lisboa
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Topic: Pedro V, King of Portugal, 1837-1861
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1921 Hughes, James L. (James Laughlin), 1846-1935; Foster, Ellsworth Decatur, 1869-1936
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Topics: Don Juan (Legendary character), Literature, Comparative -- Themes, motives, Literature, Comparative...
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1921 Meister, Karl, 1880-
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Topic: Homer
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1921 Dürr-Baumgartner, Marie H
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1921 Meyrink, Gustav, 1868-1932
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Topics: Credit, Bills of exchange
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1921 Kröller-Müller, Helene Emma Laura Juliane, 1869-1939; Bremmer, H. P. (Henricus Petrus), 1871-1956
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Topics: Painting, Painting, European
Bibliography: p. 9-[10]
Topic: Wood-engraving
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1921 Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943 Arkhiv Russkoi Revolyutsii
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1921 Frobenius, Leo, 1873-1938
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bd. I-III. Volksmärchen der Kabylen.- bd. VI. Spielmannsgeschichten der Sahel.- bd. VIII. Erzählungen aus dem West-Sudan.- bd. IX. Volkserzählungen und volksdichtungen aus dem Zentral-Sudan
Topic: Folklore -- Africa
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Topic: Hungarian poetry
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1921 Széchenyi, István, gróf, 1791-1860; Károlyi, Árpád, 1853-1940; Tolnai, Vilmos, 1870-
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1921 Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932
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1921 Figueiredo, Fidelino de, 1888-
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Vol. 1. 1502-1580.- Vol. 2. 1580-1756.- Vol. 3. Continuação da 2a Epocha: 1580-1756; 3a Epocha: 1756-1825
Topic: Portuguese literature