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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 Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932
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Topics: Irish question, Ireland -- History 1920-
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1921 Kachorʺ, D. Yv
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Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Folk songs, Ukrainian
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1921 Finot, Jean, 1858-1932
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L'inégalité dans humaine; Vers l'unité du type humain; L'anthropo-psychologie et l'anthropo-sociology; Les origines mystérieuses ou incertaines des peuples et des races; Le roman de le la race française; Y-a-t-il des peuples condamnés a rester éternellement inférieurs aux autres
Topic: Race relations
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1921 Gourmont, Remy de, 1858-1915
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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 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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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 Glasman, Baruch, 1893-1945
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1921 Lord, John, 1810-1894
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1921 Neumann, Hans, 1896-
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Thesis - Greifswald
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1921 Winston, James E
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1921 Flatman, Thomas, 1637-1688
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Topic: Advertising
Topic: Estimates
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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 Archaeological Society of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico; School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
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1921 Gabriel, Ralph Henry, 1890-1987
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1921 Danielson, Henry
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Topics: English literature -- 20th century Bibliography, English literature -- 19th century Bibliography
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1921 Crowell, Benedict, 1869-; Wilson, Robert Forrest, 1883-
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Topic: United States. War Industries Board
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1921 Stone, Gilbert, Sir, 1886-
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Bibliography: p. 403-408
Topics: Labor and laboring classes -- History, Labor and laboring classes -- Great Britain History, Great...
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Abt. 1. Band 1. Gunkel, Hermann- Die Urgeschichte und die Patriarchen (das erste Buch Mosis)- Abt. 1. Band 2. Gressmann, Hugo- Die Anfange Israels (von 2. Mosis bis Richter und Ruth)- Abt. 2. Band 1. Gressmann, Hugo - Die Schriften des Alten Testaments.- Abt. 2. Bd. 2. Schmidt, Hans (ed.) - Dis grossen Propheten.- Abt. 2. Band 3. Haller, Max - Das Judentum, Geschichtsschreibung, Prophetic und Gesetzgebung nach dem Exil.- Abt. 3. Bd. 1. Staerk, W.[O.A.] - Lyrik, (Psalmen, Hoheslied und...
Topic: Old Testament
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1921 Ortiz de Montellano, Bernardo, 1899-
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1921 Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400; Pollard, Alfred W. (Alfred William), 1859-1944
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1921 Roberts, Charles G. D. (Charles George Douglas), Sir, 1860-1943
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1921 Scott, Duncan Campbell, 1862-1947
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1921 Pikryl, Ondej, 1862-1936
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Topic: Hungarian poetry
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1921 Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926
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[v.1.] Children of the ghetto -- [v.2.] The king of the Schnorrers -- [v.3.] Dreamers of the ghetto -- [v.4.] Ghetto tragedies -- [v.5.] Ghetto comedies -- [v.6.] The melting pot -- Chosen peoples -- [v.7.] Italian fantasies -- [v.8.] The war of the world
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1921 Desmond, Shaw, 1877-
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Topics: Labour Party (Great Britain), Socialism -- England, England -- Labour and labouring classes
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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 Davidson, William Leslie, 1848-1929
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1921 Lovelace, Griffin M., 1876-
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Topic: Insurance, Life
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1921 Footner, Hulbert, 1879-1944
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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
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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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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Topic: Literature
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1921 Goncharov, Ivan Aleksandrovich, 1812-1891
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1921 Bell, Walter George, 1867-1942
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Topics: London (England) -- Antiquities, London (England) -- Description and travel
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1921 Biriukov, Pavel Ivanovich, 1860-1931
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Topic: Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910
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1921 Noguchi, Yoné, 1875-1947
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Topic: Japanese literature
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1921 Dyk, Viktor, 1877-1931
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1921 Baddeley, John F. (John Frederick), 1854-1940
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Topic: Russia -- Social and economic
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1921 Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy
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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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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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1921 O'Brien, Frederick
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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 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
Bibliography: p. 94-95
Topics: Mental tests, Psychology, Experimental and physiological, Weather -- Mental and physiological...
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Topic: English language -- Grammar
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1921 Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774; Sullivan, James, 1873-1931; Flick, Alexander Clarence, 1869-1942; Lauber, Almon W; Hamilton, Milton W. (Milton Wheaton), 1901-; Corey, Albert B. (Albert Bickmore); University of the State of New York. Division of Archives and History
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Vol. 1-3 prepared by James Sullivan; v. 4-8 prepared by Alexander C. Flick; v. 9 prepared by Almon W. Lauber, Alexander C. Flick; v. 10-13 prepared by Milton W. Hamilton, Albert B. Corey; v. 14 by Milton W. Hamilton
Topic: Iroquois Indians
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1921 Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940
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Topic: Benson family
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1921 Walker, Stuart Armstrong, d. 1941-; Bierstadt, Edward Hale, 1891-
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Topics: Pierrefeu, Jean de Plutarque a menti, World War, 1914-1918
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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
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1921 Communist International. Congress (3rd : 1921 : Moscow, R.S.F.S.R.)
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Topic: Partito comunista italiano
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1921 Richardson, Myron W
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Topics: High schools, School time-tables
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1921 Sterling, George, 1869-1926
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1921 Kjaer, Nils, 1870-1924
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1921 Jones, Henry Festing, 1851-1928; St. John's College (University of Cambridge); Bartholomew, Augustus Theodore, 1882-1933
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Topic: Butler, Samuel, 1835-1902
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1921 Uhde-Bernays, Hermann, 1873-1965
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Includes index
Topics: Landscape painting, Germany -- 19th century Germany (West) Munich, Landscape painters -- Germany...
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1921 Pocci, Franz, Graf von, 1807-1876
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1921 Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907
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1921 Duff Gordon, Lucie, Lady, 1821-1869
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Topic: South Africa -- Description and travel
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1921 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Division of International Law
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"The documents have been selected chiefly from John V.A. MacMurray's Treaties and agreements with and concerning China."
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- China, Shandong Sheng (China)
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1921 Robertson, William Robert, bart., (Sir), 1860-1933
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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Topic: Philosophy