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John Bennett Entrikin papers

Identifier: SC-Mss. Coll. 51

Scope and Contents

John Bennett Entrikin papers include clippings, correspondence, photographs, and writings that primarily document his time as professor of chemistry at Centenary College of Louisiana (1929-1966).


  • 1911 - 1975


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

John Bennett Entrikin (1899-1966) was born Canton, Kansas. He is the son of James Bennett Entrikin and Addie Mae Powers. He enrolled at Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas), where he earned a B.A. in 1922 and M.A. in 1923. He earned a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1929. From 1929 to 1966, Entrikin served as professor and chairman of the department of chemistry at Centenary College of Louisiana. He also served as a consultant for International Paper Company and other industries, legal firms, and individuals. Known for his efforts to further the interests of chemistry, he gave talks to civic organizations, study clubs, and student groups. Entrikin was a member of American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Louisiana Academy of Sciences (president), Chemical Society of London (fellow), American Association of University Professors, Alpha Chi Sigma, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa honorary service and leadership fraternity, Kappa Alpha Order social fraternity, Rotary International, American Legion, and First Methodist Church of Shreveport (official board). Entrikin co-authored the books “Semimicro Qualitative Organic Analysis” and “Identification of Organic Compounds” in addition to articles for the “Journal of Chemical Education.”

In 1924, Entrikin married Minnie Sue Stewart (1901-1907) of Blanket, Texas. They had two children, Jean Marie (1928-2019), Connie Mae (1931-).


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Arranged by document type and chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection donated by Minnie Sue Stewart Entrikin in multiple accessions from 1977 to 1992.

Finding Aid to the John Bennett Entrikin papers
Created by Diane Kaplan in 1977, updated by Chris Brown in 2020.
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Repository Details

Part of the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections Repository

2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport LA 71104 US
(318) 869-5462