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

A collection of the African Repository and Colonial Journal which was published in 1837 by the American Colonization Society.
Albion W. Tourgee (1838 - 1905) was a Civil War veteran, politician, and lawyer. He played a pivotal role in the Plessy v. Ferguson case and was a pioneering civil rights activist. This collection includes his correspondence, as well as legal documents, articles, and photographs.
An 1843 publication by the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society relating to the abolishment of slavery.