Cogswell, Joseph Green

Cogswell, Joseph Green

Cogswell, Joseph Green, 1786-1871, American librarian and bibliographer, b. Ipswich, Mass. After studying abroad, Cogswell taught mineralogy and geology at Harvard and became librarian in 1821. In 1823 he helped to found the Round Hill School at Northampton, Mass. He superintended the Astor Library in New York City (now part of the New York Public Library) and was librarian from 1848 to 1861 and trustee to 1864. He prepared an alphabetical and analytic catalog for the library, which was printed at his own expense and was the basis for the later card catalog.
Joseph Green (April 23, 1900June 20, 1996), born Yoysef Grinberg, a.k.a. Josef Grünberg, Joseph Greenberg and Joseph Greene, a Polish-born Jew who emigrated to the United States in 1924, was an actor in Yiddish theater and one of the few directors of Yiddish language films; he made four films including A brivele der mamen ("A Letter to Mother") and Yidl Mitn Fidl ("Yiddle and his Fiddle") both of which he also wrote. All four of his films were made between 1936 and 1939.

Born in Łódź, Poland, he died of emphysema at the age of 96 in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, United States.

Green also had a walk-on part in The Jazz Singer and a few other minor film roles.

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