Print and Manuscript Collections

A (16) B (10) C (17) D (4) E (3) F (5) G (5) H (5) I (3) J (16) K (1) L (3) M (12) N (6) O (3) P (5) R (6) S (15) T (7) V (1) W (7) Y (1)
Call Number: abj
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Selection of works by and about American philosopher Alexander Bryan Johnson (17861867). Consists of books, pamphlets, and printed ephemera.

Call Number: acad
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Collection of the Academy of Medicine of Toronto's general holdings in the history of medicine. Consists of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, periodicals, and printed ephemera.

Call Number: cham
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Collection of multiple editions of Catherine Parr Traill's (1802-1899) works on Canadian flora illustrated by Agnes Chamberlin (1833-1913). Consists of books.

Call Number: aids
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Collection of books, pamphlets and posters from the 1980s to 1990s on the subject of AIDS. Part of the J.A. Hannah Collection. Consists of books, pamphlets, and posters.

Call Number: goldschläger
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Collection of works about the Holocaust compiled by Alain Goldschläger (1946). The collection emphasizes first hand accounts and testimonies published in the immediate aftermath of WWII. The collection includes works in nearly thirty languages from forty-four countries. Consists of books and pamphlets.

Call Number: friedberg
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Collection of medieval Hebrew manuscripts and early printed books in Hebrew and Latin dating from the tenth to the twentieth century. Consists of books and manuscripts.

Call Number: alberti
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Collection of books and pamphlets on the subject of ear, nose, and throat medicine. The collection also includes early works related to the beginning of deaf education in North America. Consists of books and pamphlets.

Call Number: huxley
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Collection of works by and about English philosopher Alduous Huxley (1894–1963), including critical works. Consists of books.

Call Number: del
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Collection of works by W. B. Yeats (18651939) and his contemporaries. The collection covers the Anglo-Irish renaissance and includes works from other Yeats family members as well as Yeats' English peers. Consists of books, broadsides, pamphlets, and periodicals.

Call Number: del F
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Collection of fairy tales published during the book arts revival from 1890–1920. Consists of books.

Call Number: bartels
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Collection of books published during the 1970s and 1980s in the former Soviet Union, consisting of primers in Northern Russian Indigenous languages.

Call Number: angling
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Collection of works related to the subject of angling, or line fishing, dating from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. The collection includes works from Europe and North America. Consists of books, pamphlets, periodicals, and printed ephemera.

Call Number: abc
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Collection of antiquarian booksellers' and auction catalogues, primarily from Canadian, American, British, and European dealers. Consists of catalogues.

Call Number: arabic mss
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Collection of manuscripts written in Arabic, Turkish, and Urdu, and other languages. Consists of manuscripts. 

Call Number: ari
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Collection of early editions of works by Aristotle (384–322 BCE) and commentaries by authors such as Walter Burley, Egidio Colonna, Joannes de Janduno, and others. Consists of books.

Call Number: rack
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Selection of works illustrated by English Illustrator Arthur Rackham (1867–1939). Consists of books.

Call Number: bac
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Collection of first and subsequent editions of the work of Francis Bacon (1561–1626) including critical works and commentaries, as well as Baconia dated before 1750. Consists of books.

Call Number: bag
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Collection of various editions of The Satyricon, which is commonly attributed to Gaius Petronius Arbiter (27–66 CE), published since the fifteenth century, together with critical works. Consists of books, periodicals, and printed ephemera.

Call Number: bant
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The collection comprises of medical texts and standard works from Frederick G. Banting’s (1891–1941) office. There are a number of runs of research journals. The collection also includes a few works on insulin which were directly related to Banting’s research. An exhibition catalogue that contains material from this collection is The Discovery of Insulin at the University of Toronto (1996). Consists of books and periodicals.

Call Number: russ
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Collection of works by and about British philosopher and logician Bertrand Russell (1872–1970). Consists of books, photographs, posters, printed ephemera, and realia.

Call Number: best
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Collection of books from the office of Charles H. Best (1899–1978) at the Best Institute. The collection includes works on diabetes and related topics written by Best or presented to him, as well as four volumes of off-prints on heparin by Best and other researchers. Consists of books.

Call Number: bird
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Collection of books bound by the firm of Birdsall & Son, Northampton, UK. Consists of books.

Call Number: bostock
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Collection of nineteenth and twentieth century literature, textbooks, children's books, and other materials that were once part of personal library of the Hon. Hewitt Bostock (1864–1930). Consists of books.

Call Number: cordel
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Collection of chapbooks, or "literatura de cordel," published in Brazil. Many of the titles are illustrated with woodcuts, otherwise known as “xilogravuras”. Consists of chapbooks.

Call Number: brit alma
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Collection of English and British almanacs dated from 1632–1832, many of which were used as diaries or have notes added in manuscript. The almanacs belonged to the Palmer, Whalley, and Brough families, members of the Palmer and Whalley families having been successful rectors of Ecton, Northants from 1641–1849. Consists of almanacs.

Call Number: pound
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Collection of works by and about Ezra pound (1885–1972) including first editions of his poetry, correspondence, and biographical material along with critical works. Consists of books.

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Collection of materials published since 1955 concerning Canadian artists, non-Canadian artists who have trained or worked in Canada, Canadian art collections, and Canadian art galleries or schools of art as well as Canadian arts and crafts. Consists of catalogues.

Call Number: cac
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Collection of Canadian book dealers’  catalogues, sales catalogues, and book auction records dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Canadian and international dealers such as Britnell’s, Amtmann, Montreal Book Auctions, Christie’s, and Sotheby’s are represented. Consists of catalogues.

Call Number: brc
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General collection of Canadian printed works in broadside format on various subjects. Consists of broadsides.

Call Number: canlit
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General collection of drama, fiction, graphic novels, and poetry by Canadian authors covering representing a continuously growing snapshot of Canadian literary publishing over time. Consists of books.

Call Number: cap
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General collection of Canadian printed works in pamphlet format on various subjects. Consists of pamphlets.

Call Number: carib
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General collection of literature by Caribbean authors covering various forms and genres. Consists of books and pamphlets.

Call Number: cartonera
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Collection of works belonging to the social, political and artistic publishing movement known as "cartonera." The collection includes illustrated and handmade books of poetry, novels, short stories, and essays known as "libros cartoneros." The collection emphasizes works published by Eloísa Cartonera, an independent publishing cooperative founded in 2003 in Buenos Aires. Consists of books.

Call Number: dar
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Collection of works by and about Charles Darwin (1809–1882) covering the history and development of the theory of natural selection. The collection includes all editions of his books, as well as precursors to and critical works around Origin of Species (1859). Consists of books, pamphlets, and periodicals. 

Call Number: cmg
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Collection of cartoons and carricatures with an emphasis on medical themes. The collecton includes material from Punch magazine and artists such as Henry Alken, H. W. Bunbury, Robert Cruikshank, James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, and G. M. Woodward are represented. Consists of printed ephemera.

Call Number: bissell
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Collection of books written by English authors who came to prominence in the first half of the twentieth century. There is special emphasis on works from 1930–1960. Among the many authors represented are Joyce Carey, Lawrence Durrell, Geoffrey Grigson, James Hanley, Anthony Powell, David Walker, T. H. White, and P.G. Wodehouse. Consists of books and pamphlets.

Call Number: guides
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Collection of international tourist guidebooks published between the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Among the series of guidebooks represented are Batsford Books, Murray's Handbooks for Travellers, Baedeker Guides, Blue Guides, and Penguin Guides. Consists of books.

Call Number: con
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General collection of concrete poetry, also known as shape poetry, appearing in various formats printed in Europe, South America, and the United States. Canadian material is excluded. Consists of books, broadsides, pamphlets, periodicals, posters, and printed ephemera.

Call Number: cook, cook ephemera
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General collection of works on the subject of cookery in various formats. The collection focuses on Canadian and UK cookbooks. There is an emphasis on community cook books published during the twentieth century. Consists of books, pamphlets, and printed ephemera.

Call Number: c&b
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Collection of pamphlets and broadsides from the technical library of Cooper & Beatty Limited dated from 1950–1970, as well as christmas cards dated from 1930–1950. Among the card designers represented are Stuart Ash, Tony Crawford, Carl Dair, Jim Donahue, Allan Fleming, Tony Mann, Jake Sneep, and W.E. ‘Jack’ Trevett. Consists of broadsides, pamphlets, and printed ephemera.

Call Number: copp
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Collection primarily composed of textbooks published by Copp Clark Company, including those marked up for new editions. Consists of books.

Call Number: cze
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Collection of books, journals, and documents on the Prague Spring and the ensuing Soviet invasion and intervention, published in English, Czech, German, and other languages, and assembled by H. Gordon Skilling for research on his book Czechoslovakia's Interrupted Revolution (1976). Consists of books, journals, pamphlets, and periodicals.

Call Number: chip
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Collection of books and journals in Czech, English, Slovak, German, and other languages documenting the history and politics of Czechs and Slovaks from the late imperial Austrian period to the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918, the Velvet Revolution of 1989 and the Velvet Divorce of 1993. Consists of books, journals, pamphlets, and periodicals. 

Call Number: mason
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Collection of Canadian editions of works by British and American authors with an emphasis on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Consists of books.

Call Number: gunn
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Collection of works by Anglo-American poet Thom Gunn (1929–2004) including first editions of his poetry, correspondence, and biographical material along with critical works. Consists of books and pamphlets. 

Call Number: dun
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Collection of first and subsequent editions of the work of several English authors such as Richard Aldington, Max Beerbohm, Norman Douglas, Aldous Huxley, and D. H. Lawrence, including biographical and critical material. Consists of books and pamphlets.

Call Number: druck
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Collection of kibbutz and secular haggadot, as well as other (often haggadot-like) holiday materials, published globally dating from the mid-1930s to the present. Most of these works were produced in-house by various kibbutzim, youth movements, and army units for use at seder celebrations. The collection also includes Passover-related publications such as synagogue and army base newsletters published before Passover. Consists of books and pamphlets. 

Call Number: birn
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Collection of books from the personal library of poet and novelist Earle Birney (1904–1995) including copies of his own works and anthologies, and periodicals in which his poems and articles appear. The collection also includes presentation copies of modern Canadian, British, American, and Australian authors. Consists of books, broadsides, pamphlets, periodicals, and printed ephemera.

Call Number: gorey
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Collection of works by and about American writer, illustrator, playwright, and costume designer Edward Gorey (1925–2000). Consists of books, pamphlets, and printed ephemera.

Call Number: ein
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Collection of works by and about Albert Einstein (1879–1955) and his theories. Consists of books and pamphlets.