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

Selected issues of the newspaper, National Anti-Slavery Standard, which promoted equality and emancipation during the mid-19th century.
An issue of the National Freedman, an anti-slavery publication, from 1865.
The abolitionist newspaper, New National Era, was published by Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C. between 1870 and 1874.
A collection of the anti-slavery newspaper, The North Star, published by noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the mid-19th century.