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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 Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Mayer, Gustav
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Vol. 1. Briefe von und an Lassalle bis 1848.- Vol. 2. Lassalles Briefwechsel von der Revolution von 1848 bis zum Beginn seiner Arbeiteragitation.- Vol. 3. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Lassalle und Marx, nebst Briefen von Friedrich Engels und Jenny Marx an Lassalle und von Karl Marx an Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 4. Lassalles Briefwechsel mit Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 5. Lassalles Briefwechsel aus den Jahren seiner Arbeiteragitation, 1862-1864.- Vol. 6. Ferdinand Lassalle; die...
Topic: Socialism
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by Zinov'ev, Grigori, 1883-1936; Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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At head of title: N. Lenin. G. Sinowjew
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Socialism
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by Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Mayer, Gustav
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Vol. 1. Briefe von und an Lassalle bis 1848.- Vol. 2. Lassalles Briefwechsel von der Revolution von 1848 bis zum Beginn seiner Arbeiteragitation.- Vol. 3. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Lassalle und Marx, nebst Briefen von Friedrich Engels und Jenny Marx an Lassalle und von Karl Marx an Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 4. Lassalles Briefwechsel mit Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 5. Lassalles Briefwechsel aus den Jahren seiner Arbeiteragitation, 1862-1864.- Vol. 6. Ferdinand Lassalle; die...
Topic: Socialism
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by YYYBBaMoon, Parker Thomas, Moon, Parker Thomas, 1892-1936
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church and labor, Socialism, Christian
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Vol. 1. Briefe von und an Lassalle bis 1848.- Vol. 2. Lassalles Briefwechsel von der Revolution von 1848 bis zum Beginn seiner Arbeiteragitation.- Vol. 3. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Lassalle und Marx, nebst Briefen von Friedrich Engels und Jenny Marx an Lassalle und von Karl Marx an Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 4. Lassalles Briefwechsel mit Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 5. Lassalles Briefwechsel aus den Jahren seiner Arbeiteragitation, 1862-1864.- Vol. 6. Ferdinand Lassalle; die...
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by Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Mayer, Gustav
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Vol. 1. Briefe von und an Lassalle bis 1848.- Vol. 2. Lassalles Briefwechsel von der Revolution von 1848 bis zum Beginn seiner Arbeiteragitation.- Vol. 3. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Lassalle und Marx, nebst Briefen von Friedrich Engels und Jenny Marx an Lassalle und von Karl Marx an Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 4. Lassalles Briefwechsel mit Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 5. Lassalles Briefwechsel aus den Jahren seiner Arbeiteragitation, 1862-1864.- Vol. 6. Ferdinand Lassalle; die...
Topic: Socialism
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by Turati, Filippo, 1857-1932; Mondolfo, Rodolfo, 1877-1976
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Topic: Socialism -- Italy
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Topics: Morris, William, 1834-1896, Socialism -- Great Britain
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by Nicholson, J. Shield (Joseph Shield), 1850-1927
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Topics: Marx, Karl, 1818-1883, Capital, Socialism
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Topics: Socialism -- Germany, Germany -- History 1918-1945, genealogy
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Intro. by Charles A. Beard. Trade unionism. The cooperative movement. Proposed experiments in industrial democracy: The Plumb plan. The single tax. Socialism. Guild socialism. Syndicalism. Bolshevism. Anarchism
Topics: Labor and laboring classes -- Bibliography, Social problems, Socialism -- Bibliography
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by Snowden, Ethel
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Topics: Socialism -- Congresses, World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence and results, Europe -- Social conditions
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by Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Mayer, Gustav
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Vol. 1. Briefe von und an Lassalle bis 1848.- Vol. 2. Lassalles Briefwechsel von der Revolution von 1848 bis zum Beginn seiner Arbeiteragitation.- Vol. 3. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Lassalle und Marx, nebst Briefen von Friedrich Engels und Jenny Marx an Lassalle und von Karl Marx an Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 4. Lassalles Briefwechsel mit Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 5. Lassalles Briefwechsel aus den Jahren seiner Arbeiteragitation, 1862-1864.- Vol. 6. Ferdinand Lassalle; die...
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by Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Mayer, Gustav
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Vol. 1. Briefe von und an Lassalle bis 1848.- Vol. 2. Lassalles Briefwechsel von der Revolution von 1848 bis zum Beginn seiner Arbeiteragitation.- Vol. 3. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Lassalle und Marx, nebst Briefen von Friedrich Engels und Jenny Marx an Lassalle und von Karl Marx an Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 4. Lassalles Briefwechsel mit Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 5. Lassalles Briefwechsel aus den Jahren seiner Arbeiteragitation, 1862-1864.- Vol. 6. Ferdinand Lassalle; die...
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by Turati, Filippo, 1857-1932
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Topics: Socialism -- Italy History, Socialism
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by Tugan-Baranovski, Mikhail Ivanovich, 1865-
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Bibliography: p. [519]-521
Topics: Cooperation, Socialism, Communism
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Topics: Morris, William, 1834-1896, Socialism -- Great Britain
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Topics: Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, Socialism, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: Socialism
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Topics: Syndicalism, Socialism
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by Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969
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Topics: Socialism, Cooperation
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Topic: Socialism
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by Eucken, Rudolf, 1846-1926
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Topic: Socialism
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by Desmond, Shaw, 1877-
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Topics: Labour Party (Great Britain), Socialism -- England, England -- Labour and labouring classes
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Topics: Socialist Labour Party, Socialism, Syndicalism
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by Penty, Arthur Joseph, 1875-1937
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Topics: Guild Socialism, England -- Economic conditions 20th century, England -- Agriculture
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Topics: Communist International, International Socialist Congress, Socialism
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Topics: Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946, Communism, Socialism
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by Studdert-Kennedy, G. A. (Geoffrey Anketell), 1883-1929
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Topics: Labor, Christian socialism
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by Piddubny, H. (Hryhori)
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Topics: Communism, Cooperation and socialism, Cooperation
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Topics: Labour Party (Great Britain), Guild socialism
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Topic: Socialism
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by Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Socialism
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by Luxemburg, Rosa, 1871-1919; Hardman, J. B. S. (Jacob Benjamin Salutsky), 1882-1968
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1. t. In amf mi'n oporunizm.--2. t. Der rizis in der sotsyal-demoraye.--3. t. Di Dayshe reolutsye.--4. t. Roza Lusemburg--di umbaane
Topics: Bernstein, Eduard, 1850-1932, Socialism, Militarism
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Communist International. Congress (2nd : 1920 : Leningrad, R.S.F.S.R., and Moscow, R.S.F.S.R.)
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31 p. ; 20 cm
Topics: Socialism, Communism