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

The handwritten autobiography of John C. Morgan, a Presbyterian Minister and Missionary in the Naples, New York region during the mid 19th century.
One of the nation's first institutes of higher education to accept students with no consideration to race or gender was open from 1849 to 1860.
Items pertaining to the women's suffrage movement in New York State, 1848-1917.