1.57 m. Processed papers: Biographical press clippings. Essays, manuscripts, typescripts about Zionism, British Columbia, Canadian and world Jewish history, ecumenism, Yiddish language, Canadian Jewish Congress, Jewish Public Library, journalism. 8 m. Unprocessed papers: Numerous scrapbooks and mic…
1.57 m. Processed papers: Biographical press clippings. Essays, manuscripts, typescripts about Zionism, British Columbia, Canadian and world Jewish history, ecumenism, Yiddish language, Canadian Jewish Congress, Jewish Public Library, journalism. 8 m. Unprocessed papers: Numerous scrapbooks and microfilmed documents, reflecting all the affiliations above. A preliminary survey of the collection reveals an emphasis on pre-World War II history of Jewish British Columbia, anti-Semitism in Canada, Montreal Yiddish literary and ideological culture, and Labour Zionism.Addition 2000: Documents and publication from David Rome's residence - several duplicate publications were discarded. Original material, includes : Typed stories by Rome. Research papers by others.
History / Biographical
David Rome was born in Lithuania in 1910. He was a librarian, archivist, historian, author; edited Vancouver's Jewish Western Bulletin, Canadian Jewish Congress Bulletin; English page of Toronto's Daily Hebrew Journal; was Press Officer of Canadian Jewish Congress; was Executive Director of Jewish Public Library; founder of Cercle juif de Langue française; Secretary of Committee on Catholic-Jewish Relations; lecturer on Jewish Studies at McGill University; member of Arts Council of the Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs, author of 60 books and monographs on Canadian Jewish history and Jewish-gentile relations in Canada; recipient of Ordre Nationale de Québec; Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) Concordia University. He died in 1996.
8 metres of records (P96/01), the contents of his home office, were donated by his family soon after his death. Addition 2000: Was donated by Tibie Flanders, Mr. Rome's daughter.
Code of unprocessed material is P96/01, P00/09, MC 15.English, Yiddish and French.CJC staff files series 10A and DA 11.1. Canadian Jewish Archives, new series Nos.1-46. Clouds in the Thirties: On Anti-Semitism in Canada 1929-1939 Nos. 1-13.