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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 Hryhoriïv, N. I͡A. (Nykyfor I͡A.), 1883-1953
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Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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by Krat, P. (Pavlo), 1882-1952
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Topics: Irchan, Myroslav, 1897-1937, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Personal narratives,...
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by Hryhoriïv, N. I͡A. (Nykyfor I͡A.), 1883-1953
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Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Hryhoriïv, N. I͡A. (Nykyfor I͡A.), 1883-1953
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Topics: Communism -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Doroshenko, Dmytro, 1882-1951
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Topics: Statesmen -- Ukraine -- Biography, World War, 1914-1918 -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Autonomy...
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Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Drama
280, [8] pages, [17] unnumbered leaves of plates [1 folded] :
Topics: Eskimos, Eskimos -- Religion and mythology, Baffin Island (Nunavut)
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Ti͡uti͡unyk, I͡U. (I͡Uriĭ)
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Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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by Doroshenko, Dmytro, 1882-1951
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Topics: Statesmen -- Ukraine -- Biography, World War, 1914-1918 -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Autonomy...
Topic: Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents
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
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by Margulies, Vladimir
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Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Sources
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
by Lugard, F. D. (Frederick Dealtry), Sir, 1858-1945
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Topics: Indigenous peoples -- Africa, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Africa, Great...
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Topics: Ukraïnsʹka nat͡sionalʹna armii͡a, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Labour
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 Dominion Statistician
Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
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by I͡Avorsʹkyĭ, Matviĭ, 1885-1937
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Topic: Ukraine -- History
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by Vydavnytstvo Chaĭka
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by Bagaleĭ, Dmitriĭ Ivanovich, 1857-1932
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Topics: Ukraine -- Historiography, Ukraine -- History
Topic: Report of the Department of Health
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
by Limberger, Georg
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Topics: Polybius, Latin language
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
Continues information from "Tables of the Trade and Navigation of Canada".
Topic: Shipping Report
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Reports after 1916 include "Report of the Hydrographic Survey".
Topic: Report of the Naval Service
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Smet, Gustaaf de, 1877-; Huebner, Friedrich Markus, 1886-
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Selbstbiographie des Künstlers: p. 15
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by Hauptmann, Gerhart, 1862-1946
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Topics: German language, German language, Mysticism
This report was preceded by "Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Subsidized Steamship Service" from 1908-1916. See also "Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce"
Topic: Report relating to Mail Subsidies and Steamship Subventions as controlled by the Department of...
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by Neruda, Jan, 1834-1891
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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
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by Neruda, Jan, 1834-1891
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Thesis, D.Paed, 1923
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Topic: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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by Richardson, Norval
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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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by Neruda, Jan, 1834-1891
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Thesis - Université de Paris
Topics: Prices, France
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by Tassé, Henriette, 1870-
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by Cherikover, I. M., 1881-1943
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Topics: Jews -- Persecutions -- Ukraine, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921, Ukraine -- Ethnic...
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Topics: Paper money, Finance, Taxation
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Topic: English language
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Canadian Government Publications Portal
by Canada. Office of the Auditor General
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by Oles', O, pseud
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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
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by Taylor, M.V
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