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Mary (Platt) MacKinnon movie poster collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2012-047-r

Scope and Contents

This collection contains scrapbook materials collected by Mary (Platt) MacKinnon. Contents include movie clip posters from "Blade Runner" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark," a souvenir from the musical "Lion King," a booklet about the rebuilding of Captain James Cook's ship the "Endeavor" along with newspaper clippings about the event, and a map taken from a magazine.


  • 1981-1999

Language of Materials

The materials in this collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

Mary (Platt) MacKinnon (1879-1966) was the aunt of Robert Milton Platt (1920-1995). She was from Coopersville, Michigan. When Robert Platt joined the United States Army Air Force in early 1942 and flew military airplanes during World War II, Mary became very interested in learning to identify the various war aircraft. She maintained a scrapbook of magazine/newspaper clippings that provided facts and information about military aircraft. Some of these clippings were sent from Robert during the war.

Robert Platt served throughout the war flying missions over France, Italy, and Germany. He piloted several different aircraft during World War II for the U.S. Air Force. Later, Robert left the military, married Alice Rivers (who was serving as a Women's Army Corps lieutenant), and became a practicing attorney in Williamston, Michigan. Robert Platt passed away in 1995 and is buried in Coopersville, Michigan.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)


This collection contains the collected materials of Mary (Platt) MacKinnon. It includes movie posters, a booklet, and newspaper clippings.


This collection is arranged by type of material.

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection is a gift from Mary Platt.

Separated Materials

This collection is a portion that was separated from the Mary (Platt) MacKinnon WWII military aircraft scrapbook collection due to the subject matter of the materials.
Mary (Platt) MacKinnon movie poster collection
Brian Song
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Repository Details

Part of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries Repository

Chapman University
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