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

This collection contains photographs from 1875 to 1935 and shows how the village of Ilion looked before, during, and after the building boom that occurred in the late 1800s to early 1900s.
This collection is comprised of the historical records of the Fonda, Johnstown, and Gloversville Railroad.
The “Working on the Erie Canal” collection contains photographs and documents relating to the canal and its workers.