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

The CLRC Archives Collection includes images of member libraries and librarians. The images come from a 1975 slide presentation about the council, formerly known as CENTRO.
This collection contains photographs showing the demolition and construction of buildings in Albany's Clinton Square neighborhood during the late twentieth century.
Photographs and business documents relating to the Waterbury Mill, a felt mill in Oriskany, New York in operation for over a century.