Meet the Staff: Terry Carroll

Meet the Staff is a Q&A series on Out of the Stacks that highlights the Archives and Information Services staff of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Sam Houston Center Maintenance Worker Terry Carroll.

In 50 words or less, describe what you do.
I am the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center’s maintenance worker responsible for cleaning the archives, museum, and historic buildings. I make small repairs, from replacing doorknobs to toilet handles, and maintain the grounds so visitors can enjoy them, trimming trees, mowing, weed-eating and more.

Why did you choose your profession?
I chose my profession because I enjoy working on multiple things. My job always keeps things interesting.

What is your favorite document, photo, or artifact in TSLAC’s collection?
My favorite building is the Jean and Price Daniel Home and Archives, with all its beauty and history. The home and its contents document the Daniels’ lives and years of public service.

The Jean and Price Daniel Home and Archives, Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center (Liberty), Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

For more information on the home, please visit www.tsl.texas.gov/shc/pdhouse.html

One of my favorite things in the house is a sleigh bed with swan heads carved into the footboard.

The sleigh bed is one of many antique pieces the Daniels collected on display in the home. Above the bed is a portrait of Jeanie Daniel, Price and Jean Daniels’ daughter, at age 14.

Sleigh Bed, Jean and Price Daniel Home and Archives, Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

When you are not busy what do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy reading, playing with my grandkids, and traveling.       

Thank you, Terry!       

        

1 thought on “Meet the Staff: Terry Carroll

  1. Terry is a joy as a co-worker. She is always smiling and has a positive attitude. She is “perpetual motion” — always moving, always working!

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