Donald Finkel Papers 1947-1983
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IX. Material toward Adequate Earth . [series]: (Finkel I) (203 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, notes, source material, notebooks, clippings, drafts, editorial matter, and other miscellaneous items relating to Adequate Earth, (New York: Atheneum, 1972) and to composer Robert Wykes' setting of material for chorus and orchestra.

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IX. 1. Correspondence. (Finkel I) (56 items.)   
Scope: Consists of 3 groups of correspondence relating to Adequate Earth: correspondence with various agencies and friends on the Antarctic expedition, correspondence with Harry Ford of Atheneum, and correspondence from persons commenting on the collection.

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IX. 1. a. Expedition. Consists of correspondence between Finkel and various officials of the U.S. Navy, the National Science Foundations, and friends made through the expedition. (Finkel I) (29 items.)
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IX. 1. b. Harry Ford. Consists of correspondence between Finkel and Harry Ford of Atheneum. (Finkel I) (14 items.)
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IX. 1. c. Friends. Consists of correspondence from friends receiving and commenting on Adequate Earth. Selected correspondents are listed below. (Finkel I) (13 items.)
Booth, Philip E. 1973: January 22. (TLS. 1p.)
Elliott, George Paul. 1972: December 11. (ALS. 1p.)
Merriam, Eve. 1972: December 22. (TLS. 1p.)
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IX. 2. Notes and sources. (Finkel I) (89 items.)   
Scope: Consists of notebooks kept by Finkel and miscellaneous source material relating to Antarctica and the expedition.

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IX. 2. a. Notebooks. Consists of two notebooks kept by Finkel while in Antarctica. (Finkel I) (3 items.)
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IX. 2. b. Miscellaneous material. Consists of miscellaneous material including clippings, articles, magazines, maps, photographs, post cards, official reports, and other items relating to Antarctica and Finkel's stay there. (Finkel I) (86 items.)
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IX. 3. Drafts. (Finkel I)   
Scope: Consists of notes and drafts toward Adequate Earth, and 2 letters to Harry Ford.

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IX. 4. Editorial matter. (Finkel I) (12 items.)   
Scope: Consists of photographs, dust jackets, advertisement, and questionnaires.

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IX. 5. Reviews, clippings, programs from Theodore Roethke award ceremony. (Finkel I) (16 items.)   
Scope: Consists of clippings about Finkel's trip; reviews of Adequate Earth, including an article by Harry Marten and Wayne Fields; and programs from Theodore Roethke Award ceremony.

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IX. 6. Material for orchestral/choral performance of Adequate earth. (Finkel I) (17 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, clippings, articles, drafts of program notes, musical score of Robert Wykes' setting of Adequate Earth, and miscellany. The work was performed 1976: Feb 5 by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Washington University Chorus.