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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 Dnistrians'kyǐ, Stanislav, 1870-
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Topics: Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919. Ukraine, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions --...
Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
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Topics: Petli͡ura, Symon Vasylʹovych, 1879-1926, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Ukraine
Topic: Estimates
10 p
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Bosh, E. B. (Evgenii͡a Bogdanovna), 1879-1925
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55 p. ; 22 cm
Topic: Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
80 p
Topics: Ukrainians, Ukraine
Topic: Estimates
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Pinto, Andrew, compiler
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xii, 133 pages ; 28 cm
Topic: Administrative law -- Canada -- Cases
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Doroshenko, Dmytro, 1882-1951
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Topics: Ukrainians -- Foreign countries, Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
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: Estimates
Topic: Estimates
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Labour
Topic: Estimates
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Chouinard, Ernest, 1856-
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Topic: Report on "The Agricultural Instruction Act"
Topic: Census of Industry
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
John and Mary A. Yaremko Foundation
by Paszkowski, Edward, 1863-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Ukraine, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial...
Topic: Census of Industry
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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
Topic: Engineering
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
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wilson, Peter, compiler
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326 pages ; 28 cm
Topic: Contracts -- Canada -- Cases
Topic: Census of Industry
From 1909-1918, this report was Part 1 of the 3-part report titled: "Report, Returns and Statistics of the Inland Revenues of the Dominion of Canada." Part 1: "Annual Report of the Inland Revenues of Canada, Excise, etc"; Part II: "Annual Report of the Weights and Measures, Electricity and Gas Inspection Services;" Part III: "Annual Report on Adulteration of Food." Part I continued by the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue in the "Annual Report...
Topic: Annual Report of the Inland Revenues of Canada. Excise, etc.
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
by Valdenaire, Arthur, 1883-1946, author
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324 pages : 26 cm
Topics: Weinbrenner, Friedrich, 1766-1826, Weinbrenner, Friedrich, 1766-1826
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: Estimates
Topic: Census of Industry
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Topic: Ukraine -- Population -- Statistics
Reports after 1916 include "Report of the Hydrographic Survey".
Topic: Report of the Naval Service
From 1900-1911, published as an appendix to the "Report of the Minister of Agriculture." From 1912-1916 published as an appendix to the "Report of the Minister of Trade and Commerce.'
Topic: Criminal Statistics
Topic: Census of Industry
Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
Topic: Engineering
Continues "Report of the Surveyor General of Dominion Lands".
Topic: Annual Report of the Topographical Surveys Branch
This report is also known as "Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce, Part V - Grain Statistics." Continued by Bureau of Statistics - Agriculture Branch in the "Report on the grain trade" from 1917 onwards. Record includes "Report of the Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada." See also: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Grain Statistics
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by University of Toronto. School of Engineering Research
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Bulletins no. 1-9, 1919-32 consist of 139 papers after which each paper is issued as separate bulletin and numbered 140-
Topic: Engineering
From 1909-1918, this report was Part 2 of the 3-part report titled: "Report, Returns and Statistics of the Inland Revenues of the Dominion of Canada." Part 1: "Annual Report of the Inland Revenues of Canada, Excise, etc"; Part II: "Annual Report of the Weights and Measures, Electricity and Gas Inspection Services;" Part III: "Annual Report on Adulteration of Food." Part I continued by the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue in the "Annual Report...
Topic: Annual Report of the Weights and Measures, Electricity and Gas Inspection Services
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 Department of Immigration and Colonization
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
by Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883
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Sometimes called "List of Vessels on the Registry Books"
Topic: List of Shipping
Continues information from "Tables of the Trade and Navigation of Canada".
Topic: Shipping Report
223 p., [6] leaves of plates :
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
From 1900-1906, this report was produced by the Geological Survey Department; Department of the Interior, with the title "Summary Report of the Geological Survey Department." From 1907-1919, the report was continued by the Department of Mines, as "Summary Report of the Geological Survey Branch of the Department of Mines"; alternate titles during this period (1907-1919) were "Summary Report of the Department of Mines (Geological Survey)" ; "Summary Report of...
Topic: Summary Report of the Geological Survey
Topic: Estimates
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
Appendix to the Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Topic: Report of the Directors and Officers of the Experimental Farms
Continues the trade statistics portion of the "Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce".
Topic: Annual Report of the Trade of Canada
Topic: Census of Industry
Topic: Report of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada
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
From 1909-1918, this report was Part 3 of the 3-part report titled: "Report, Returns and Statistics of the Inland Revenues of the Dominion of Canada." Part 1: "Annual Report of the Inland Revenues of Canada, Excise, etc"; Part II: "Annual Report of the Weights and Measures, Electricity and Gas Inspection Services;" Part III: "Annual Report on Adulteration of Food." Part I continued by the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue in the "Annual Report...
Topic: Annual Report on Adulteration of Food
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Pomerene, Atlee
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Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Railways and Canals