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

Letters, deeds, and other materials related to the Bard family.
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.
Photographs, letters, maps, drawings, and documents relating to the War of 1812.