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

This is a collection of photographs of Elmira College dating from the founding in 1855 through the mid-Twentieth century.
Photographs of the Erie Canal in and around Schenectady, New York. Includes images of the construction of the canal and architectural features of the canal, such as aqueducts, bridges and locks.
Items from the personal papers and library of abolitionist, suffragist, and peace activist Emily Howland, including her collection of political pamphlets, posters, and program documents.
This collection consists of 66 maps of Newburgh and the surrounding area created between 1852 and 1858.