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

The Early Canastota Business Collection contains documents and newspaper clippings about the first businesses in Canastota, NY.
Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) was the first woman in the world to graduate from medical school and become a physician. The collection includes images of Dr. Blackwell and her writings dating to the late 19th century
This collection is composed of photographs of Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY.
Elon Howard Eaton (1866-1935) was a noted ornithologist and author of Birds of New York. This collection includes papers related to his research, correspondence, and genealogical materials, as well as photographs of Eaton.