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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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John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Levyts'kyǐ, Osyp
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Topics: Ukraïns'ka Halyts'ka armiia, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Personal narratives
Topic: Report of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada
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Topics: T͡Sʹokan, Il, Ukraïnsʹka halyt͡sʹka armii͡a -- History, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution,...
Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
by TORONTO, ONT. BOARD OF EDUCATION. BY-LAW COMMITTEE
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The first annual report covers from its inception date in 1917 to March 1918. There is a another report published for 1918.
Topic: Annual Report of the Editorial Committee on Government Publications
Topic: Estimates
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
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Topic: Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) -- Drama
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Myshuha, Luka, 1887-1955
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Topics: Zakarpatsʹka oblastʹ (Ukraine) -- History, Zakarpatsʹka oblastʹ (Ukraine) -- Politics and...
62 p
Topics: Ukraïnsʹka komunistychna partii͡a, Communism -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- Politics and government --...
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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Topics: Socialism, Communism
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
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Topics: Ukraïnsʹke akademichne tovarystvo "Sich" u Vidni, Ukrainian students -- Austria --...
Topic: Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents
Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Prior to 1920 issued by the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery. After 1920 issued by the Chief Electoral Officer. Included in Report of the Chief Electoral Officer from 1925-. Report for 1904 By-Elections included in the General Elections report for that year.
Topic: Report of By-elections
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Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Sources
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Topics: Communism -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
The first report covers 1904-1906 and the report for 1908 covers "two years ending March 31, 1908". Materials covering the fiscal year ending 1919 is included in the 1920 report.
Topic: Report of the Veterinary Director General
From 1870-1875, this report was titled "Report of the Director of Penitentiaries." From 1876-1920, it was titled "Report of the Minister of Justice as to penitentiaries in Canada," and from 1921-1924 it was titled "Report of the the Superintendent of Penitentiaries."
Topic: Report of the Minister of Justice as to Penitentiaries of Canada
Topic: Estimates
Topic: Report on "The Agricultural Instruction Act"
Topic: Report of the Canadian Wheat Board
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
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Topics: Almanacs, Ukrainian -- Austria, Ukrainians -- Austria -- Vienna -- Periodicals
Reports of the Fisheries Branch covering 1915-1919 were printed under the authority of the Department of the Naval Service and titled "Annual Report of the Fisheries Branch of the Department of the Naval Service.". Report covering 1920 is listed as Department of Naval Service in the Sessional Papers table of contents, but the title page of the paper attributes report to the Department of Marine and Fisheries.
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries: Fisheries
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Topics: English language, Languages, Modern
Topic: Report of the Department of Health
Continues "Annual Report of the Board of Civil Services Examiners".
Topic: Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission
Topic: Estimates
Continues "Report of the Surveyor General of Dominion Lands".
Topic: Annual Report of the Topographical Surveys Branch
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
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Immigration and Colonization
Topic: Census of Industry
Topic: Census of Industry
Please note that the report covering the year ending in March 31, 1910 is published twice in two different volumes of the Sessional Papers, but are the same report. First report was titled "Annual Report of the Department of External Affairs" in 1910 but name was changed following first report. (NOTE it doesn't appear this way in print??)
Topic: Report of the Secretary of State for External Affairs
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Labour
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
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Topics: Makhno, Nestor Ivanovich, 1889-1934, Mennonites -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution,...
Reports after 1916 include "Report of the Hydrographic Survey".
Topic: Report of the Naval Service
Many annual reports were published as several different papers. Trade statistics are continued by "Annual Report of the Trade of Canada" for report covering 1917 onwards. See also: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Trade of Foreign Countries and Treaties and Conventions; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Subsidized Steamship Service; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Grain Statistics; Annual Report of the Department of...
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce
Topic: Census of Industry
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
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Topics: Liberalism, Industrial policy, Reconstruction (1914-1939)
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Topic: Khlebnikov, Velimir, 1885-1922 -- Criticism and interpretation
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
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Topics: Ukraïnsʹka halyt͡sʹka armii͡a -- Periodicals, Ukrainians -- Czechoslovakia -- Periodicals,...
Prior to 1907, this information was published as a part of the "Annual Reports of the Department of Marine and Fisheries." Title varies widely between front page, first page title and title listed in introductory letter. From 1907-1912, this title was also known as "Report of the Chairman of the Board of Steamboat Inspection."
Topic: Steamboat Inspection Report
Topic: Census of Industry
Continues Part II of "Report, Returns and Statistics of the Inland Revenues of the Dominion of Canada" produced by the Inland Revenue Department.
Topic: Annual Report of the Weights and Measures, Electricity and Gas Inspection Services
Continues information from "Tables of the Trade and Navigation of Canada".
Topic: Shipping Report
Topic: Census of Industry
163p
Topics: Russian poetry -- 20th century, Revolutionary poetry, Russian
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Topics: Moll, Oskar, 1875-1947, Moll, Oskar, 1875-1947
Topic: Census of Industry
Appendix to the Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Topic: Report of the Directors and Officers of the Experimental Farms
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Alexander, James Strange, 1865-
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Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Public Printing and Stationery
Topic: Report of the work of the Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment
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by Silcox, Claris Edwin, 1888-
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Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Railways and Canals
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by Barquissau, Raphaël
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by Mollat, Wilhelm
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by Penniman, James Hosmer, 1860-
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Topic: Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
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
At head of title: A.29.1921.X.(C.245(a).M.181(a).1921.X) Genève, le 16 août 1921
Topic: League of Nations
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rosenhain, W and Hanson, D
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Reprinted from the 'Journal of the Institute of Metals' No. 1, 1919, Vol. XXI
Written for the New York "Journal of Commerce and Commercial Bulletin"
Topic: Fire insurance
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Flatman, Thomas, 1637-1688
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Topic: King, William
From 1907 - 1919, this report was titled "Report of the Department of Indian Affairs." The 1902 report includes a supplemental report "Schedule of Indian Reserves in the Dominion. Supplement to Annual Report of the Department of Indian Affairs, 1902" published separately but included in this serial record.
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Indian Affairs
At head of title: A.22.1921. Genève, le 29 août 1921
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
by Rudansʹkyĭ, Stepan, 1833-1873
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by Neumann, Hans, 1896-
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Thesis - Greifswald
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by Reboux, Paul, 1877-
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by Andrews, John B. (John Bertram), 1880-1943
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by University of Washington. Committee on Publications
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Topic: English language