The John M. DeGrove Papers date from 1937 to 2007, but the collection primarily covers the last decades of his career, with the large majority of the materials dating from 1990-2007. The collection includes correspondence, biographical materials, writings, newsletters, publications, papers and talks, research notes and reference materials. Several files relate to his 2005 book, Planning Policy and Politics: Smart Growth and the States. These files are organized according to state or region and include news clippings, articles, newsletters, reports and notes. There are also several articles, books, and book chapters written by DeGrove.