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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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2016 Glickman, Robert Jay, 1928- author; Canadian Academy of the Arts, issuing body
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"A textbook for 3rd and 4th year university students of Spanish. Consists of ten lessons concerning human relations, careers, science, sports, and techniques of literary analysis, plus specialized vocabulary listings on a wide variety of everyday subjects."--
Topic: Spanish language
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1921 Davidson, William Leslie, 1848-1929
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1921 Gabriel, Ralph Henry, 1890-1987
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1921 University of Washington. Committee on Publications
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Topic: English language
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1921 Obenauer, Karl Justus, 1888-
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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1921 Walker, Stuart Armstrong, d. 1941-; Bierstadt, Edward Hale, 1891-
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1921 Heimann, Moritz, 1868-1925
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1921 Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940
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The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
1921 Zapletal, Florian, 1884-1969
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"Tiskem "Legiografie" v Praze."
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1921 Baroja, Pío, 1872-1956
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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Issued by the Archaeological Society of New Mexico; -Aug. 13, 1927 and by the Museum of New Mexico with other societies and institutions; Aug. 27, 1927- by the School of American Research with other societies and institutions
Ontario Sessional Papers
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Not all papers were printed, therefore some papers will appear to be missing.
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1921 Siegfried, Walther, 1858-
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1921 Henckell, Karl, 1864-1929
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Vol. 1. Buch des Lebens.- Vol. 2. Buch des Kampfes.- Vol. 3. Buch der Liebe und Natur.- Vol. 4. Buch der Kunst
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1921 Worringer, Wilhelm, 1881-1965
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Topic: Illustration of books -- Germany History
Topic: Estimates
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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
Continues "Annual Report of the Board of Civil Services Examiners".
Topic: Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission
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1921 British Society for the Study of Orthodontics
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Some vols. issued in combined form
Topics: Dentistry, Orthodontia
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1921 Hewlett, Maurice, 1861-1923
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No. 1-3, 6-7, 9-32 issued as a supplement to the Labour gazette
Topics: Wages, Hours of labor
From the library of John Luczkiw
Topic: Folk songs, Ukrainian
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1921 Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953; Fonvizin, Denis Ivanovich, 1745-1792; Kapnist, V. V. (Vasilīĭ Vasilʹevich), 1757 or 8-1823; Griboyedov, Aleksandr Sergeyevich, 1795-1829; Obʺedinenie Zemskikh i Gorodskikh Di͡ei͡ateleĭ Za-Granit͡seï, Paris
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Topic: Russian drama
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1921 Dobson, Austin, 1840-1921
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Topic: English literature -- 18th century History and criticism
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1921 Sutcliffe, James Thomas, 1873-
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Topic: Labor unions -- Australia
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Topic: Hungarian poetry
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Topics: Internal revenue law, Sales tax
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1921 Morice, Charles, 1861-1919
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1921 Olds, Marshall
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Topics: Strikes and lockouts, Labor unions -- United States, United States -- Labour and labouring classes
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1921 Das, Sukumar Ranjan
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Topic: Das, Chitta Ranjan, 1870-1925
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1921 Alekseev, Mikhail Pavlovich, 1896-
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Topics: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881, Shidlovski, Ivan Nikolaevich, 1816-1872
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1921 Macara, Sir Charles Wright, 1845-
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University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
1921 Kutrzeba, Stanisław, 1876-1946
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At head of title: Setne rocznice wielkich mÄżów Francji
Topic: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
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1921 Ward, Charles Frederick
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Topics: Pléville Le Pelley, Georges René, 1726-1805, France. Marine
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1921 Neumann, Hans, 1896-
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Thesis - Greifswald
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Constitutional history
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1921 Seillière, Ernest Antoine Aimé Léon, baron, 1866-
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Topic: La Calprenède, Gaultier de Coste, seigneur de, d. 1663
Bibliography: p. 94-95
Topics: Mental tests, Psychology, Experimental and physiological, Weather -- Mental and physiological...
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1921 Weathersby, William Henington
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1921 Büchner, Wilhelm
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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1921 Sorel, Albert Émile, 1876-
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1921 Lenormand, H.-R. (Henri-René), 1882-1951
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1921 Speck, Frank Gouldsmith, 1881-1950; Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957
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Topics: Montagnais Indians, Mistassin Indians, Charms
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1921 Jonah ben Abraham Gerondi, ca. 1200-1263; arelits, Mosheh ben Shemaryahu Yosef
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Topic: Jewish ethics
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1921 Lefebvre, Louis, 1871-
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1921 Maestre, Estanislao, 1867-
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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Issued by the Archaeological Society of New Mexico; -Aug. 13, 1927 and by the Museum of New Mexico with other societies and institutions; Aug. 27, 1927- by the School of American Research with other societies and institutions
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Administrative law, Local government
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Topics: Classification -- Books Science, Classification -- Books Technology, Classification, Decimal
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1921 University of Chicago
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1921 New York (State) Commission on the St. Lawrence ship canal project; Gibbs, Leonard W.H., 1875-
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At head of title: Legislative document (1921) no. 20. State of New York
Topics: Canals, Canals
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1921 Lovelace, Griffin M., 1876-
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Topic: Insurance, Life
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
Continues the trade statistics portion of the "Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce".
Topic: Annual Report of the Trade of Canada
Topic: Report of the Auditor General
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1921 Allen, E. P. S
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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919. 116th Battalion, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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1921 Alarcón, Pedro Antonio de, 1833-1891
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1921 Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kniaz, 1842-1921; Konshin, A. N
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At head of title: P. A. Kropotkin
Topics: Economics, Agriculture, Industries, Technical education
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1921 Du Fail, Noël, 1520?-1591; Boulenger, Jacques, 1879-1944
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1921 Walker, Charles Rumford, 1893-
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1921 Shelukhyn, Serhi, 1864-1938
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Topic: Ukraïna (The Ukrainian word)
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1921 McNaught, Duncan
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Topic: Burns, Robert, 1759-1796
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1921 Ontario. Commission to Inquire into, Consider and Report upon the Best Mode of Selecting, Appointing and Remunerating Sheriffs, etc. etc.
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W. D. Gregory, chair.
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1921 Crees, James Harold Edward, 1882-
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Topics: Meredith, George, 1828-1909, Literature
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1921 Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944
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Thesis (Ph.D.) - Clark university, 1916
Topic: Educational psychology
Reports after 1916 include "Report of the Hydrographic Survey".
Topic: Report of the Naval Service
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1921 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Rostand, Jean, 1894-
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Celui qui aime.--Celui qui ne veut pas mourir.--Un apologiste de la guerre.--Pendant qu'on souffre encore
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Topics: Literature -- History and criticism, English literature -- 19th century History and criticism
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1921 Madelung, Aage, 1872-
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