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

Photographs and documents from the mid-1800s to early-1900s, relating to African American life and history in Central New York.
This collection of images documents Rochester’s 1964 race riots, offering a vivid and revealing glimpse into Rochester’s, and the nation’s, past.
Photographs displaying the people and community activities of the Syracuse Polish Home in the 20th century.
The Douglass' Monthly is a newspaper created by Frederick Douglass, following the success of his earlier weekly publications. The newspaper relates to the abolitionist movement as well as other social reform topics.
Photographs and documents relating to the Jewish refugees at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter or "Safe Haven" during World War II.

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