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

The Skaneateles Lake Collection documents various locations around the Finger Lake, illuminating the lake's significance to health practice, recreation, and the environment.
This collection features photographs of various sports and recreational activities in Schenectady County.
Photographs, documents, and other materials relating to the founding and history of Syracuse University College of Law.
Yearbooks from the New Paltz Normal School, State Teachers College at New Paltz and SUNY New Paltz.