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

Postcards depicting various street scenes and local landmarks of Washingtonville and Blooming Grove.
Photographs and business documents relating to the Waterbury Mill, a felt mill in Oriskany, New York in operation for over a century.
This collection contains yearbooks and alumni publications from the Whitesboro Central School District, including the "Che-Ga-Quat-Ka" high school yearbooks and "Wariors" junior high school yearbooks.
This is a collection of WIVB-TV videotape segments drawn from the first 1977 Umatic tapes in the WIVB-TV archive. This was the station’s earliest conversion from film to videotape for gathering news. The segments deal primarily with economic, political and featured segments produced by the Buffalo New York television station WIVB-TV (formerly WBEN-TV) in 1977. They document the massive layoffs at the Bethlehem Steel Plant in Lackawanna, New York, and the Buffalo mayoral race of 1977. Some of the other subjects represented are more feature oriented, including celebrity visits and recreational attractions in the Buffalo area.
Selected materials from Women's Studio Workshop, including drawings, etchings, mixed media works, photographs, and artist's books.