Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.
The Oral History collection from the New York State Military Museum comprises over 2,100 interviews of veterans and civilians.
Over the past four years, Dr. Kathryn Stam, Faculty at SUNY Poly, has been gathering media and multimedia chronicling the lives of Refugees who have settled in Utica NY. This work has been gathered as Refugees Starting Over, which has hosted events, and provides a web presence featuring many images and videos.
The Utica Zoo has been a community center for over 100 years. This collection of photographs documents the Zoo and its activities, particularly in the latter half of the 20th century.