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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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1919 Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890
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Bd. 1. Der Grüne Heinrich, 1.-3. Teil -- Bd. 2. Der Grüne Heinrich, 4. Teil ; Ze}uricher Novellen -- Bd. 3. Die Leute von Seldwyla, Bd. 1 u. 2 -- Bd. 4. Martin Salander ; Das Sinngedicht -- Bd. 5. Sieben Legenden ; Gesammelte Gedichte ; Gottfried Kellers Leben und Schaffen
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Topics: Reimarus, Hermann Samuel, Semler, Joh. Salomo (Johann Salomo), 1725-1791, genealogy
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Topics: Torre, Lisandro de la, 1868-1939, genealogy
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Topics: Poetry, Modern, Art and literature, Music and literature
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1919 Schmidt, Richard, 1866-
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Slavs -- Central Europe History, Germany -- History Saxon House, 919-1024, Germany -- History...
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1919 Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958
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Topics: Akhenaton, King of Egypt, Phidias, ca. 500-ca. 430 B.C, Wolfram, von Eschenbach, 12th cent,...
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Topics: Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906, Hodler, Ferdinand, 1853-1918, Post-impressionism (Art)
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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1919 Newton, A. W. (Alfred W.)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Education, Elementary -- England History, genealogy
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1919 Delabarre, Edmund Burke, b. 1863; Colonial Society of Massachusetts
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Topics: Dighton Rock, genealogy
Largely an account of Chicago's accomplishments and experiences. cf. Pref
Topics: City planning, Art, Municipal
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1919 Ruskin Centenary Council, London; Whitehouse, J. Howard (John Howard), 1873-1955
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Topics: Ruskin, John, 1819-1900, genealogy
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1919 Kröger, Timm, 1844-1918
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Topic: genealogy
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1919 Custance, Reginald Neville, Sir, 1847-1935
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MUDD Uy39 919C: Author's autograph
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Topics: Naval art and science, Naval tactics, Salamis, Battle of, Greece, 480 B.C
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1919 Wylie, James Hamilton, 1844-1914; Waughn, William Templeton, 1884-1932
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Includes bibliography
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Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace, Europe -- History 1789-1900, genealogy
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1919 Hartlaub, Gustav Friedrich, 1884-1963
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Topic: Art and religion
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Art, Egyptian, Egypt -- Antiquities
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Topics: Composition (Art), Art, Modern
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1919 Vickers, Kenneth Hotham, 1881-
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
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1919 Ferguson, John C. (John Calvin), 1866-1945
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Topic: Art, Chinese
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1919 Filov, Bogdan, 1883-
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Topic: Art
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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1919 Kral, Georg, 1864-
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Topics: Wendic language -- Grammar, genealogy
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Topics: Classical antiquities, Art, Ancient
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Topics: Punch (London, England), World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc, World War, 1914-1918,...
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1919 Weisbach, Werner, 1873-
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Topic: Triumph in art
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1919 Bareilles, Bertrand
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Topics: Congress of Berlin (1878), Treaty of Berlin (1878), genealogy
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Topics: England -- History Sources, genealogy
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1919 Rosenberger, G; Auerbach, Carl
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Added title page in German
Topics: German language, Swedish language, genealogy
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1919 Kszegi, László
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Includes index
Topic: Art appreciation
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1919 Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890
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Bd. 1. Der Grüne Heinrich, 1.-3. Teil -- Bd. 2. Der Grüne Heinrich, 4. Teil ; Ze}uricher Novellen -- Bd. 3. Die Leute von Seldwyla, Bd. 1 u. 2 -- Bd. 4. Martin Salander ; Das Sinngedicht -- Bd. 5. Sieben Legenden ; Gesammelte Gedichte ; Gottfried Kellers Leben und Schaffen
Topic: genealogy
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1919 Jacobsohn, Hermann, 1879-
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Topics: Inscriptions, Italic, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- History 1918-1933, Germany -- Politics and government 1918-1933, genealogy
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Topics: Russia, genealogy
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1919 Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890
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Bd. 1. Der Grüne Heinrich, 1.-3. Teil -- Bd. 2. Der Grüne Heinrich, 4. Teil ; Ze}uricher Novellen -- Bd. 3. Die Leute von Seldwyla, Bd. 1 u. 2 -- Bd. 4. Martin Salander ; Das Sinngedicht -- Bd. 5. Sieben Legenden ; Gesammelte Gedichte ; Gottfried Kellers Leben und Schaffen
Topic: genealogy
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Bound with Mendelssohn, Moses. Jerusalem; oder, Über religiöse Macht und Judentum. Berlin, 1919
Topics: Jews, genealogy
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1919 Maurras, Charles, 1868-1952
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Topics: Art, Greek, Olympics -- Revival, 1896-, Athens (Greece) -- Description and travel, Florence (Italy)...
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Art, Egyptian, Egypt -- Antiquities
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1919 Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906, Hodler, Ferdinand, 1853-1918, Post-impressionism (Art)
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1919 Mowat, R. B. (Robert Balmain), 1883-1941
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Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
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1919 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany); Wiegand, Theodor, 1864-1936; Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. Milet
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Vol. 4, pt. 1 accompanied by an atlas
Topic: genealogy
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1919 Keith, Arthur Berriedale, 1879-1944
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Conference of Berlin (1884-1885), Zaire -- History To 1908, genealogy
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1919 Schmidt, Carl, 1868-1938; Lacau, Pierre, 1873-1963; Wajnberg, Isaak, 1878-
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Vorwort.- Einleitung I. Die handschriftliche Überlieferung. II. Übersetzung des äthiopischen und koptischen Textes.- Untersuchungen.- Exkurs I. Der gnostiker Kerinth. Die Aloger.- Exkurs II. Der Descensus ad inferos in der alten Kirche.- Exkurs III. Die Passahfeier in der kleinasiastischen Kirche.- Anhang zu Exkurs I.- Koptischer Text. Indices.- Apokalyptische Rede Jesu an seine Jünger in Galiläa.- Namen- und Wortregister.- Berichtigungen
Topics: Coptic language, Ethiopic language, genealogy
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Bibliography: p. 313-316
Topics: Munich (Germany), Munich (Germany) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Architecture, Art
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1919 Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890
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Bd. 1. Der Grüne Heinrich, 1.-3. Teil -- Bd. 2. Der Grüne Heinrich, 4. Teil ; Ze}uricher Novellen -- Bd. 3. Die Leute von Seldwyla, Bd. 1 u. 2 -- Bd. 4. Martin Salander ; Das Sinngedicht -- Bd. 5. Sieben Legenden ; Gesammelte Gedichte ; Gottfried Kellers Leben und Schaffen
Topic: genealogy
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Inauguarl-Dissertation - München
Topics: Raabe, Wilhelm Karl, 1831-1910, Schopenhauer, Arthur, 1788-1860, genealogy
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Art and the war
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Topics: Expressionism (Art), Art, Modern -- 20th century Exhibitions
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1919 Powell, Joseph; Gribble, Francis Henry, 1862-1946
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Topics: Ruhleben (Concentration camp), World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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Topics: Impressionism (Art), Painters, French
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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1919 Clouzot, Henri, 1865-1941; Level, A. (André)
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Topics: Art, Art
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Ukrainian translation of: Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigenthums, und des Staats
Topics: Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881, Primitive societies, Genealogy, Property, State, The
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1919 Focillon, Henri, 1881-1943
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Topic: Art
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Topics: William I, German Emperor, 1797-1888, William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941, Prussia (Germany) --...
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1919 Wurm, Mathilde, 1874-1935
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Topics: Women -- Employment Germany History, Women -- Germany History, genealogy
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1919 Carco, Francis, 1886-1958; Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- History Revolution, 1918, genealogy
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1919 Brazil. Museu Nacional; Childe, Alberto
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At head of title: Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro (IVa secção)
Topics: Classical antiquities, Art objects
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1919 Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932; Wilson-Green, Arthur
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Topics: Nomads, Roads -- England, Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Mennonites -- Poland Gdansk, genealogy
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1919 Langer, Carl Rudolf, 1893-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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1919 Kaplun-Kogan, Wladimir Wolf, 1888-
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Topics: Jews -- Migrations, genealogy
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1919 Altenberg, Peter, 1859-1919
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Translation of : Wie ich es sehe
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Brest-Litovsk Peace Conference (1917-1918), Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (1918 Mar. 3), Treaty of...
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Topics: Great Britain -- History To 1066, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Transportation -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc, Tariff -- Europe Handbooks, manuals, etc,...
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1919 Bell, Walter George, 1867-1942
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Topics: London (England) -- Antiquities, London (England) -- Description and travel, Great Britain --...