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

Albion W. Tourgee (1838 - 1905) was a Civil War veteran, politician, and lawyer. He played a pivotal role in the Plessy v. Ferguson case and was a pioneering civil rights activist. This collection includes his correspondence, as well as legal documents, articles, and photographs.
A collection of photographs documenting the Jewish community in Buffalo and the Greater Niagara region from the early 20th century to present day.
Cartoons drawn by Polish immigrant, Henryk Archacki, representing current events at the time with a sense of Polish pride.  
Materials documenting the City of Buffalo and Niagara Frontier in 1825.
Photographs of an African American community in Syracuse, New York that were collected as part of a photo-documentation project.

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