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

A collection of recorded interviews with Italian-Americans living in the Watertown Area
A collection of the anti-slavery newspaper, The North Star, published by noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the mid-19th century.
The exhibition Portraits of Hope: Faces of Refugee Resettlement in Central New York depicted survivors of war, genocide, and political strife who came to the U.S. and settled in the Utica region after living in refugee camps in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. This exhibition of more than 30 photographs celebrated diversity, and confronted stereotypes about resettlement while exploring the challenges and aspirations of local refugees starting over in a new land.
A collection of the African Repository and Colonial Journal which was published in 1837 by the American Colonization Society.
An 1843 publication by the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society relating to the abolishment of slavery.

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