Series 1: Subject Files, 1945-2000 contains Guttenberg papers from the first accession to the archives; series 2-7 contain his papers accessioned in 2015. Series 1 includes biographical information, correspondence, programs, courses, and unpublished papers, arranged alphabetically; materials from a range of years are listed under the first date.
Series 2: Early Career and Personal Documents, 1945-2001 consists of personal papers dating from 1945-2000 containing biographical information, awards and honors, personal correspondence, class papers and exams from the University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania, references to Guttenberg's publications. Early career records dating from 1954-1963 include materials from Guttenberg's work at the Portland, Maine Planning Board, Philadelphia City Planning Commission, and Washington D.C. Urban Renewal and Downtown Progress Plan. The series is arranged chronologically by date; materials from a range of years are listed under the first date.
Series 3: Correspondence, 1950-1976 consists of Albert Guttenberg's professional correspondence; arranged chronologically by general correspondence first, and then alphabetically by title or correspondent.
Series 4: International Conferences and Research, 1977-1997, consists of Albert Guttenberg's presentations and involvement in international conferences and symposiums, and his international research on the history of planning, land use classification, planning theory, and Woonerf neighborhood design; arranged alphabetically by title or conference name.
Series 5: US Conferences and Talks, 1966-2000, consists of Albert Guttenberg's presentations and involvement in US planning conference and lectures given to classes at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; arranged alphabetically by title.
Series 6: Research and Unpublished Materials, 1960-1994,consists of Albert Guttenberg's research and unpublished materials on US planning history, urban structures and functions, land classification and policy, Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion, Clyde W. Forrest Work Program, Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) committee minutes and departmental history, Guggenheim Fellowship research and interviews, "Remembering the 30" exhibit, and research materials related to the Language of Planning; arranged alphabetically by title.
Series 7: Publications, 1954-1999, consists of books, journal articles, reports, conference proceedings, and reviews authored and co-authored by Albert Z. Guttenberg; arranged chronologically by date of publication with undated items at the beginning of the series. This series includes publications from both the first and second accessions.