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

The Sherwood Collection is mainly comprised of letters to and from Samuel Sherwood (1779-1862), his second wife Laura Bostwick Sherwood (1790-1863), and members of their family.
This collection contains an index of Family Bibles.
Photographs and documents from the mid-1800s to early-1900s, relating to African American life and history in Central New York.