Papers consist primarily of correspondence. Architectural drawings and blueprints, manuscripts, maps, photographs, clippings, pamphlets, press releases, reports, notebooks, legal documents, and miscellaneous documents are also included. These document Wood's involvement as member, officer, or consultant with U.S. government housing agencies, and national, regional, state, city, and international housing organizations. Organizations include United States Public Works Administration, 1930s-1940s; U.S. Housing Authority, 1930s-1940s; President's Conference on House Building and Home Ownership, 1930s; U.S. Dept. of Commerce, 1920s-1940s; New Jersey State Housing Authority, 1930s-1940s; National Association of Housing Officials, 1930s-1940s; National Housing Association, 1910s-1930s; National Public Housing Conference, 1930s-1940s; International Housing Association, 1920s-1940s; organizations in California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and particularly New York and New Jersey. Wood's correspondence, circa 1900s-1930s, with housing groups in Belgium, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Norway, Spain, and particularly Great Britain, is included.
Correspondence (with related legal documents, clippings, and reports) relating to housing legislation in the U.S., New York, New Jersey (including the Wagner-Ellenbogen bill); course outlines, reading lists, examinations, correspondence, notes, and other instructional material from courses Wood taught at Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Dept. of Home Economics at Iowa State College; manuscripts of lectures and speeches with related correspondence; and photographs, biographical essays, and miscellaneous documents.