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.
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.
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.
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!