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

Mid-20th century photographs of Lockport, New York by Edwin Polster.
A collection of Oswego City Directories from 1852 to 1929.
Charles Rand Penney was a prominent collector. The Charles Rand Penney Trail unites his collections of Pan-American Exposition souvenirs, Papua New Guinea artifacts, Niagara County historical items, Larkin Company ephemera, and Niagara Falls artwork.
A collection of mineral samples, artifacts, and photographs relating to the history of mining in Essex County
Buffalo City Directories from the early to late 19th century.