Beth Howse: The Pricelessness of an Archivist

Behind every archival find is an archivist. Beth Howse was mine.  If, for more than four decades until her passing in September 2012, you were ever a researcher in the Special Collections and Archives at Fisk University‚Äôs John and Aurelia Hope Franklin Library in Nashville, Tennessee, the name Beth Madison Howse is no stranger to you.  A fourth-generation Fiskite, her maternal great-grandmother Ella Sheppard entered the Fisk Free Colored School …