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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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1923 Hryhoriïv, N. I͡A. (Nykyfor I͡A.), 1883-1953
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Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
At head of title: "Kazky dli͡a malŷkh dîteĭ"
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Topic: Civil service
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1923 Hryhoriïv, N. I͡A. (Nykyfor I͡A.), 1883-1953
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Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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1923 Hryhoriïv, N. I͡A. (Nykyfor I͡A.), 1883-1953
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Topics: Communism -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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Topics: Ukraïnsʹka nat͡sionalʹna armii͡a, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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Bibliography: p. [167]-171
Topics: Balance of trade, Economics -- History, Mercantile system
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1923 Manuel, Niklaus, 1484?-1530; Vetter, Ferdinand, 1847-1924
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1923 Priestley, J. B. (John Boynton), 1894-1984
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1923 Fargues, Paul
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Topic: Old Testament
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1923 De la Roche, Mazo, 1879-1961
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Bertacchi, Giovanni. Presentazione; Cesareo, G.A. La parola di Dante; Hauvette, Henri. Il genio di Dante; Sanesi, Ireneo. L'arte di Dante; Troilo, Erminio. Dante e la formazione della coscienza filosofica italiana; Viscardi, Antonio. Il sorriso di Beatrice; Campagna, Gaspare. Il dramma in Inferno (la guerra della pieta); Bodrero, Emilio. Dante e i presocratici; Manfroni, Camillo. Dante e la marina; Biondolillo, Francesco. Da Francesca a Farinata; Dazzi, M.T. Dal canto di Francesca; Cestaro,...
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
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Topics: Cost and standard of living -- District of Columbia, Minimum wage -- District of Columbia
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1923 James, Herman Gerlach, 1887-
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Topics: Brazil. Constitution, Brazil -- Politics and government
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1923 Ogilvie, J. N. (James Nicoll), 1860-1926
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Topics: Edinburgh Castle (Edinburgh, Scotland), Castles -- Scotland History
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Topics: Béarnais dialect, Provençal language, Rodern -- Dialects Roussillon
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1923 Elisséeff, Serge, 1889-1975
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"Notes bibliographiques": p. [141]-142
Topic: Painting, Japanese
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1923 Long, Walter Hume Long, Viscount, 1854-1924
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Topics: Great Britain -- Politics and government 19th century, Great Britain -- Politics and government...
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1923 Landsberg, Paul-Louis, 1901-1944
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Topic: Platonists
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1923 Jacob, Violet, 1863-1946
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Topic: Scots language -- Scotland Forfarshire
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1923 Grey of Fallodon, Edward Grey, Viscount, 1862-1933
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Topics: Democracy, Political science
A series of thirty-two articles published in the Wall Street Journal in 1922
Topic: Labor unions
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1923 Troeltsch, Ernst, 1865-1923; Hügel, Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1852-1925
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Topics: Christianity, Religion, Christian ethics
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Topics: Finance -- Iran History, Finance, Public -- Iran History, Taxation -- Iran
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1923 Ti͡uti͡unyk, I͡U. (I͡Uriĭ)
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volumes ; 25 cm
Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
1923 Andriievs'kyǐ, Viktor, 1885-
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commitment to retain 20151204
Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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Topic: Center Church, New Haven
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1923 Nodier, Charles, 1780-1844
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1923 Torres Bodet, Jaime, 1902-1974
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1923 Moore, George, 1852-1933
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"First printed, June, 1906."
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1923 Suarès, André, 1866-1948
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Collection of his essays
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: Annual Report of the Department of Immigration and Colonization
Continues both "Summary Report of the Geological Survey Branch of the Department of Mines" and the "Summary Report of the Mines Branch".
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Mines
Continues information from "Tables of the Trade and Navigation of Canada".
Topic: Shipping Report
Reports after 1916 include "Report of the Hydrographic Survey".
Topic: Report of the Naval Service
From 1906-1919 this report was titled "Report of the Militia Council for the Dominion of Canada." This report was preceded by "Report on the State of the Militia of the Province" from 1856-1867. From 1924 -1932, it was continued by the Department of National Defense as the "Report of the Militia and Air Services" and the "Report of the Department of National Defense" from 1933 -.
Topic: Report of the Department of Militia and Defense of Canada
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
Topic: Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Railways and Canals
Topic: Report of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada
Topic: Report of the Postmaster General
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1923 Rubinsteïn, Harold Frederick, 1891-
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1923 Drummond, Margaret
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Topic: Child study
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1923 De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956
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1923 McCartney, Eugene Stock
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Topics: Greece -- Army, Rome -- Army, Greece -- Navy, Rome -- Navy
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1923 Forbes, John, 1593-1648; Selwyn, Edward Gordon, 1885-
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Topic: Church union
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1923 Neruda, Jan, 1834-1891
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1923 Neruda, Jan, 1834-1891
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1923 Tumiati, Domenico, 1874-
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"Secondo migliaio."
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1923 Jones, F. Wood (Frederic Wood), 1879-1954
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1923 Neruda, Jan, 1834-1891
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Topic: Psychology, Educational
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1923 Rasmussen, Vilhelm, 1869-
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Vol. 1. The soul life of a child in its first four years.- Vol. 2. The kindergarten child: its conception of life and its mental powers.- Vol. 3. The kindergarten child thought, imagination, feeling; will and morale
Topic: Child study
The Labour Gazette
1923 Canada. Dept. of Labour
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Issues for 1900- published by the Dept. of Labour, Canada
Topic: Labor and laboring classes
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1923 Galt, John, 1779-1839; Roughead, William, 1870-1932
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1923 Navenne, Ferdinand Henri de, 1849-
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Topics: Farnese family, Palazzo Farnese (Rome, Italy)
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[Being the Fourth Report of and the Chief Evidence taken by the National Birth-rate Commission, 1920-1923] Sir James Marchant, Secretary
Topic: Parents
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Vita
Topic: Prediction of teacher success
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Topics: Commerce, Credit
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1923 Durrieu, Paul, comte, 1855-1925; Société française de reproductions de manuscrits à peintures, Paris
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Fouquet, Jean, ca. 1420-ca. 1480, Chevalier, Etienne, d. 1474, Books of hours
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Topic: La Péruse, Jean Bastier de, 1529-1554
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1923 Souza, Robert de, 1865-
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Bibliography: p. [203]
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Topic: Hafner, Philipp, 1731-1764
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Topics: Currency question -- Great Britain, Finance -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Economic conditions...
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1923 Paris, France Université. Institut d'études slaves; Meillet, A. (Antoine), 1866-1936; Appell, Paul Emile, 1855-1930; Masaryk, T. G. (Tomás Garrigue), 1850-1937
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Discours de M.A. Meillet.--Allocution de M. le recteur Appell.--Discours de M. le président Masaryk
Topic: Paris, France. Université. Institut d'études slaves
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1923 Fortier, Aline, 1889-
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1923 Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937
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1923 Moore, Eva, 1870-
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Topics: Esmond, Henry V., 1869-1922, Actors -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc
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Topic: Saint Lawrence Seaway
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1923 Bruneau, Alfred, 1857-1934; Arman de Caillavet, Gaston, 1869-1915. Le jardin du paradis; Flers, Robert de, 1872-1927. Le jardin du paradis
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Topic: Operas
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1923 Corti, Egon Caesar, conte, 1886-
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Topic: Leopold I, King of the Belgians, 1790-1865