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Newspaper ephemera re: Carl Ernst Hinkefuss, ca1920-1931 re: Qualität or Mein Vogel-Paradies,” [23 items]

 File — Oversize: folder, Folder: 25

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This small archive of Wilhelm Deffke materials consists of manuscripts on Deffke’s life and work, correspondence, and printed ephemera. Manuscript materials include the notes and manuscript for Deffke’s project, “Grammatik der Formensprache,” (1945) with two binders of original schematic drawings. Deffke wrote two detailed versions of his life and career: “Lebenslauf des Graphikers und Architekten Professor Wilhelm Deffke” (1945). The archive contains some correspondence between Deffke and his associates or among his associates, including Carl Ernst Hinkefuss, Willi Eidenbenz, Erich Weinert, Wilhelm Winterschlade, Erwin Senftleben and Kurt Wissel (1927-1984). There are also examples of printed ephemera and newspaper clippings (1914-1932) related to Wilhelmwerk, the printing firm established by Wilhelm Deffke and Carl Ernst Hinkefuss, and the journal Qualität and Mein Vogel-Paradies by Hinkefuss. The archive also includes plates from various illustrated works perhaps used by Deffke for identifications, see the container list below.


  • Majority of material found within 1927 - 1949
  • 1914 - 1984


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.


From the Collection: 1 Boxes

From the Collection: 1 folders : folder of oversize materials

Language of Materials


Library Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US