The Dorothy Boberg Collection primarily contains research material that pertains to political, environmental, and social issues. In addition, testimony given by Boberg before various committees, correspondence files and articles, reports, and speeches can also be found in the collection. The collection consists of three major series: Energy and the Environment (1930-1987), Urban Planning and Government (1957-1985), and Personal Papers (1960-1990).
Series I, Energy and the Environment, consists of documents pertaining to the implementation and effects of atomic/nuclear energy. Boberg’s concerns about air pollution, radioactive waste, alternative energy sources, and land use are well documented within this series. The series is filed alphabetically.
Series II, Urban Planning and Government, consists of documents which reflect Boberg's interest and involvement with political issues, women's issues, and urban problems, such as tax reform, housing, transportation, earthquake preparedness, social welfare, and Los Angeles city government. The series is filed alphabetically.
Series III, Personal Papers, consists of materials that chronicle Boberg's personal and written efforts in regards to the issues she was involved with, and is divided into six subseries: Articles (1972), Correspondence (1963-1984), Photographs (1960-1990), Reports (1975), Speeches (1963-1987), and Testimony (1972-1978). Each subseries is filed chronologically.