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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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Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, Great Britain --...
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1949 Knox, John, ca. 1514-1572
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Topics: Reformation -- Scotland, genealogy
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1945 Angell, Norman, 1874-1967
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1937 Edmonds, J. E. (James Edward), Sir, 1861-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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1937 Edmonds, J. E. (James Edward), Sir, 1861-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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1933 Zeedick, Peter Ivan
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Translated from Hungarian
Topic: Catholic Church
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History, Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600,...
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1928 Richmond, Herbert W. (Herbert William), Sir, 1871-1946
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Topics: Naval history, Sea-power, World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Great Britain -- History
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1926 Bowles, George F. S. (Frederic Stewart), 1877-
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Topics: Sea-power, Great Britain -- History, Naval, Great Britain -- Commerce, genealogy
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Topics: England -- Commerce and industries, England -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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1925 Swinton, E. D. (Ernest Dunlop), 1868-1951
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Reprinted from "The Strand Magazine"
Topics: Tanks (Military science), World War, 1914-1918
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1925 Ernle, Rowland Edmund Prothero, Baron, 1852-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply, England -- Agriculture, England -- Land, genealogy
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1924 Withers, Hartley, 1867-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, England -- Finance and taxation, England -- Banks...
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1924 Pierrefeu, Jean de, 1883-
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Topics: France. Armée. Etat-Major, World War, 1914-1918 -- France
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1924 Montague, C. E. (Charles Edward), 1867-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1923 Rawlinson, Alfred, Sir, 1867-1934
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, London...
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1923 Hodder-Williams, Ralph Wilfred
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v. 1. Narrative.--v. 2. The roll of honour and appendices
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Topics: Canada. Army. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, World War, 1914-1918
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1923 Mackie, J. D. (John Duncan), b. 1887; Pryde, George S. (George Smith); Mill, Anna Jean
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Topics: Convention of Royal Burghs (Scotland), Scotland -- Politics and government 1371-1707, Scotland --...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia
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1923 Gullett, Henry Somer, 1878-; Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921); Australian War Memorial
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Topics: Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921), World War, 1914-1918 --...
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1923 Mathieson, William Law, 1868-
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Topics: Church of England, Great Britain -- Church history, genealogy
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1923 Bausman, Frederick, 1861-1931
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects France, France -- Economic conditions 1918-1945
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1923 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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1923 Wolfe, Humbert, 1885-1940
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Topics: Defense industries -- Employees, Weapons industry -- Employees, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics...
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Topics: Winchester (England) -- Politics and government, Winchester (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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1923 Flier, M. J. van der (Marius Jacobus van der), b. 1880
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Continued as The Netherlands and the world war, q.v
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Finance Netherlands, Finance -- Netherlands, Netherlands -- Economic...
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1923 Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
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1923 Cole, G. D. H. (George Douglas Howard), 1889-1959
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Topics: Employees' representation in management, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance
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1923 Tormay, Cecile, 1876-1937
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[Vol. 1] Revolution, with a foreword by the Duke of Northumberland.--[Vol. 2] The Commune
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Topics: Hungary -- History Revolution, 1918-1919, genealogy
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1923 Macpherson, William Grant, (Sir) 1858-; Leishman, William Boog, (Sir) 1865-1926; Cummins, Stevenson Lyle, 1873-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and sanitary affairs
Bibliography: p. [317]-320
Topic: St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church (Toronto, Ont.)
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1923 Simon, John Smith, 1843-1933
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Topics: Wesley, John, 1703-1791, Methodism, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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1923 Hodder-Williams, Ralph Wilfred
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Topics: Canada. Army. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental...
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1923 Rope, Henry Edward George, 1880-
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church -- Discipline, Penitentials, Law, Anglo-Saxon
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1923 Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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1923 Pierce, William
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Bibliography: p. 487-494
Topics: Penry, John, 1559-1593, Marprelate controversy, Education -- England History, Great Britain --...
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1923 Dickinson, G. Lowes (Goldsworthy Lowes), 1862-1932
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Topics: War, World War, 1914-1918, International cooperation, Disarmament
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1923 Cole, G. D. H. (George Douglas Howard), 1889-1959
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Topics: Weapons industry -- Employees, Labor unions -- Great Britain, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic...
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1923 Nippold, Otfried, b. 1864; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Division of International Law; Hershey, Amos Shartle, 1867-1933
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Topics: International law and relations, World War, 1914-1918, Chicago (Ill.) -- City planning
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1923 Asquith, H. H. (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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1923 Page, William, 1861-1934
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Topics: London (England) -- History To 1600, genealogy
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics [and] finance
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1922 Chancellor, E. Beresford (Edwin Beresford), 1868-1937
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Topics: Almack's, London, London (England) -- History, London (England) -- Streets St. James's Street,...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war, Kiau-Chau
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1922 Great Britain Committee of Imperial Defence; Skinner, Henry Terence; Stacke, Harry Fitz Maurice
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"Compiled mainly by H.T. Skinner, and H. Fitz M. Stacke."
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Hartzler, Jonas Smucker, 1857-; Mennonite Church. General Conference
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Topics: Mennonites in Canada, Mennonites in the U.S, World War, 1914-1918 -- Mennonites
Topics: Catholic Church, Scots -- Prince Edward Island, Prince Edward Island -- Church history
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1922 Dewar, George A. B. (George Albemarle Bertie), 1862-1934; Boraston, J. H. (John Herbert), 1885-
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Topics: Haig, Douglas, Sir, 1861-1928, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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Topics: Knights of Columbus. Canada. Canadian Army Kuts, World War, 1914-1918 -- War work Knights of...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Bibliography, Catalogs, Subject, Subject headings -- World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of
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At head of title: Confidential. For official information only
Topics: Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Young Men's Christian Associations, World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922; Jones, Henry Albert, 1893-
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Vols. 2-6 by H.A. Jones
Topics: Great Britain. Royal Air Force, World War, 1914-1918, Aeronautics, Military, Aeronautics
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1922 Kirkwood, W. A. (William Alexander), 1873-1960; Young, A. H. (Archibald Hope), 1863-1936
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Trinity Library copy 2: gift of Isobel M. Cork, 2005. The death of her uncle James Philip Crawford in Sept. 1918 is recorded on p. 80-81
Topics: Trinity College (Toronto, Ont.), World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada Registers
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1922 Herrington, Walter S. (Walter Stevens), 1860-1947; Lennox and Addington Historical Society
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- War memorials and Rolls of honour, World War, 1914-1918 -- War work, Lennox...
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1922 Angas, Lawrence Lee Bazley, 1893-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Reparations, Foreign exchange, Europe -- Economic conditions
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Topics: Megillat Ta'anit, Jews -- History, genealogy
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1922 Bartley, Joseph Charles, 1893-
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Vita
Topics: Prices, World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Blacker, Latham Valentine Stewart, 1887-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Asia, Central, Russia -- History Revolution, 1917-1921, Asia, Central --...
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1922 Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of
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Topics: Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of, World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of
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Topics: Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of, World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Villari, Luigi, 1876-
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Bibliography: p. 277
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Balkan Peninsula
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1922 William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Holt, Frederic Appleby, 1888-
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Topics: World politics, World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, Europe...
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1922 Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922; Jones, Henry Albert, 1893-
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Vols. 2-6 by H.A. Jones
Topics: Great Britain. Royal Air Force, World War, 1914-1918, Aeronautics, Military, Aeronautics
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1922 Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of
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At head of title: Confidential. For official information only
Topics: Great Britain. Munitions, Ministry of, World War, 1914-1918
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1922 Nitti, Francesco Saverio, 1868-1953
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Treaties, World War, 1914-1918 -- Reparations
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1922 Henderson, Hubert D. (Hubert Douglas), Sir, 1890-1952
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Topics: Great Britain. Cotton Control Board, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics [and] finance
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Includes index
Topics: England -- History Historiography, genealogy
For VIII, see Reparation Commission. Reports of the Expert Committees (Cmd. 2105); XIV, see its The Experts' plan for reparation payments; XX, see its Report of the Committee of Experts on reparations (Cmd. 3343)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918