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

Gar Wood was a successful speedboat racer and business owner. This collection relates to his racing career and his business,GarWood Industries, which specialized in building motorboats.
In 2016, the Grems-Doolittle Library at the Schenectady County Historical Society reached its twenty-fifth anniversary. This collection shows the construction of the Grems-Doolittle Library as well as the opening reception celebrating the official opening of the library and other items documenting the library's 25 year history.
Board meeting minutes, letters, and photographs of Half Hollow Hills Library.
This collection consists of issues of the Pirate’s Log dating between 1954 and 2004.
Pictures, architectural drawings, and ephemera of the Pratt House and Webb Institute.