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

Over the past four years, Dr. Kathryn Stam, Faculty at SUNY Poly, has been gathering media and multimedia chronicling the lives of Refugees who have settled in Utica NY. This work has been gathered as Refugees Starting Over, which has hosted events, and provides a web presence featuring many images and videos.
This collection includes items belonging to the Reher family as well as artifacts that were recovered during an archeological dig near their building.
Photographs and documents relating to the Jewish refugees at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter or "Safe Haven" during World War II.
Selected issues of the abolitionist newspaper, The Anti-Slavery Record, published in 1836.
Selected issues of the abolitionist newspaper, The Emancipator, from 1838 through 1839.

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