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

Documents and photographs relating to African-American history in the early United States.
Documents and images related to cooking and food preparation in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Three 19th century diaries of James E. Horton, resident of Newburgh, NY.
Scrapbooks created by the Bayles Family.
The collection includes records documenting the people, places, and events of the Village of Voorheesville and to a lesser extent the Town of New Scotland.