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

Photographs relating to the history of Rochester General Hospital during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Materials relating to John and Margaret Bard and Reverend James Starr Clark, which illustrate the beginnings of St. Stephen's College, Trinity Church and School, and Trinity Academy.
Photographs documenting the early history of the WXBC radio station at Bard College.
Photographs reflecting the history of Bard College's student-run fire department.
Historical pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and fliers detailing the early history of Long Island.