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

Historical images of early Vassar College including people, buildings and activities.
Historic images of landmarks, buildings, and people in Rockland County.
Photographs and postcards depicting early industries in New Hartford, New York during the late 19th century to mid-20th century.
Images and documents from the downtown era of the College and its predecessors, Ithaca Conservatory of Music and the Ithaca Conservatory and Affiliated Schools. It provides a unique view of downtown Ithaca in the first half of the 20th century.