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

A collection of three maps all depicting the city of Ithaca during the late 19th century.
Photographs and documents relating to Fairfield Medical College, an upstate New York medical college associated with Geneva Medical College and Syracuse University Medical College in the mid-to-late 19th century.
This collection provides a record of the Glebe's activities from the 1790s through the early 1900s.
Images, documents, and artifacts relating to the people, places, and events of Somers, Westchester County, New York, and adjoining areas.
Photographs, posters, and ephemera relating to the earliest establishment of the circus and menageries in America.