Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.

Mark Twain Collection


Elmira College - Gannett-Tripp Library

This collection consists of letters and marginalia of Samuel Clemens, artifacts associated with him and photos having to do with Clemens' time in Elmira and the family and friends that comprised his circle.

Martha Blow Wadsworth Photograph Collection


SUNY Geneseo

A collection of early 20th century photographs taken by Martha Blow Wadsworth which document a prominent family’s life in the Genesee Valley of New York, as well as showcase a trip to Panama and the construction of the Panama Canal.

Marty Himes Racing Collection


Freeport Memorial Library

Photographs and programs of racing events on Long Island.

Mary D. Burnham Papers


SUNY Upstate Medical University - Health Sciences Library

This collection contains photographs from Mary D. Burnham, who was a Deaconess, Director of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Diocese of Central New York, founder of the Dakota League, and live-in House Mother, Superintendent, and Treasurer of Current Receipts for the House and Hospital of the Good Shepherd in Syracuse.

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