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

The school letters of Rachel Eltinge, written during her stay at the New Paltz Female Academy.
Ted Schuelke was a Liverpool, New York resident and his photograph collection is comprised of pictures taken in the immediate Liverpool area and in the Adirondacks.
The Scrimshaw and Baleen Objects collection is made up of primarily 19th century objects that were carved or decorated using scrimshaw techniques.