Born in Vilna in 1910. He and his family came to Canada in 1921 and settled in Vancouver. There he received his elementary education and a B.A. from the University of British Columbia. He did post-graduate work at the University of Washington and obtained his library degree from McGill University. Later recieved his master's degree from Université de Montréal.Mr. Rome served as editor of the Jewish Western Bulletin in Vancouver, English editor of the Hebrew Daily Journal in Toronto and the Congress Bulletin of Canadian Jewish Congress. Mr. Rome was the national director of the Labour Zionist Movement and later press officer of the Canadian Jewish Congress. In 1953, he assumed the position of the director of the Jewish Public Library.Mr. Rome was the author of several books and the compiler of A Selected Bibliography of Jewish Canadiana. He compiled and edited the Canadian Jewish Congress Archives series. In 1987, Mr. Rome received l'Ordre National du Québec.
The collection is on permanent loan from the Jewish Public Library. It was transferred to the Archives in spring of 2001.
The finding aid was done for the Jewish Public Library.The biographical sketch is an extract from the finding aid of the Jewish Public library of Canada.