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

Photographs and documents from the mid-1800s to early-1900s, relating to African American life and history in Central New York.
Photographs of an African American community in Syracuse, New York that were collected as part of a photo-documentation project.
This collection contains folk art collected from Upstate New York and other regions.
A collection of photographs documenting the Jewish community in Buffalo and the Greater Niagara region from the early 20th century to present day.
Photographs displaying the people and community activities of the Syracuse Polish Home in the 20th century.