Make History by Preserving It

Make History by Preserving It

Documenting and Presenting History with a Professional Historian

Based in Houston, TX, Jason P Theriot Consulting LLC specializes in historical research and writing services, focusing on energy, environment, business, and culture along the Gulf Coast. We work with a wide variety of clients for different purposes, including litigation support, personal and family memoirs, and company and organizational histories.

Services

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Historical Research

Company Histories, Digital Projects

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Family History

Life-Story Videos, Memoirs

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Litigation Support

Archives, Subject Matter Expert

Testimonial from Clients

Arlen B. Cenac, Jr., President, Cenac Towing Co.

“My experience with Jason going the extra mile to get things right, making sure Texaco's information and ours were the same. Jason did a remarkable job on the History of Cenac Towing and I would encourage anyone interested to do the same. Jason took all of the books containing corporate minutes, boxes of files, pictures, etc. and organized them. He would then sit down with my Dad and go over everything. I found Jason honest, straight forward, and devoted to the project. A trait that is hard to find today. I am grateful for him documenting our family (Cenac Towing Co.) story for my son's and the fourth generation of Cenac's in the Marine business.”

Testimonial from Clients

Porteus “P. R.” Burke, President, Vermilion Corporation

“When the Board of Directors at Vermilion Corporation inquired about hiring a professional historian to write a history of the company, one name consistently came up from referrals and that was Jason Theriot. Over the course of the two-year-long project, Dr. Theriot proved to be an eager and competent researcher, and his easy style of narrative writing made the final product very readable. He is a natural born historian who is well versed in the techniques necessary to retrieve both written and anecdotal evidence in order to compile an accurate history.”

Testimonial from Clients

Deborah Lattimore, owner, Technitype Transcripts

“As the owner of a transcription company specializing in oral history since 1982, I have worked for hundreds of oral historians. Over the years, I have transcribed several hundred interviews for Jason Theriot. He consistently upholds every attribute required to be an outstanding oral historian: commitment to the principles of scholarship, a deep respect for each interviewee, meticulous preparation, has an empathetic attitude, and asks creative and probing questions. Jason’s personality, with a wonderful Louisiana flavor, is such that he brings to each interview his unique ability to put interviewees at ease with his friendly tone and delightful sense of humor. He fulfills in every way his stated mission to make history by preserving it through oral history.”

Testimonial from Clients

Johnny Carter, Partner, Susman Godfrey L.L.P.

"I have worked with Jason for several years on litigation matters. Jason knows how to locate the the hard-to-find historical documents that can be the key to prosecuting or defending a case in court. He is responsive. He is discreet. And he knows his stuff. It is always a pleasure to work with Jason."

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Joe Guidry son of WWII veteran Shirley Guidry

“I heard about Jason’s passion for capturing stories of Cajun WWII vets and asked him to interview my 96 year old Dad. He did a wonderful job and created a life story video to preserve some of Dad’s best stories about the war and his Cajun heritage. Jason’s knowledge of WWII and Cajun history was very impressive. And he was very personable and Dad enjoyed the interview very much. Thanks Jason!”

Testimonial from Clients

Sandra Mourton, former Executive Director of Offshore Energy Center

“I have worked with Jason Theriot for several years at the Oilfield Energy Center (formerly Offshore Energy Center - OEC). He has conducted dozens of oral history interviews with our Hall of Fame inductees. Jason's deep background in interviewing and his expertise in the offshore oil and gas makes him perfectly suited for capturing the stories of industry pioneers. He speaks their language and knows the importance of their milestone achievements. The OEC also hired Jason to collect, dig, preserve, and edit our entire collection (about 150) of oral history video interviews with the Industry Pioneers. With his help and expertise, these stories will now be digitally preserved for posterity.”

New Content

History of Oil and Gas Industry, 4 short articles.

Cajun-Acadian WWII Commemoration,
New Orleans, April 27, 2 pm.

Experience the Digital History

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Sun Oil Memoir

History of Cenac Towing Co.

Book Release—Dec. 2020

Jason Theriot interviewed at the National World War II Museum by Dave McNamara for "Heart of Louisiana" series.