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

The Jessie Bonnie Monroe Fashion Illustration Collection includes sketches and newspaper clippings of fashion in the early twentieth century.
The Jones collection is made up of records from the Cold Spring Whaling Company.
This collection is comprised of the historical records of the Fonda, Johnstown, and Gloversville Railroad.
A collection of oral interviews conducted in 2014 of former IBM employees and community members.
A collection of recorded interviews with Italian-Americans living in the Watertown Area