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.
A collection of photographs documenting the Jewish community in Buffalo and the Greater Niagara region from the early 20th century to present day.
This collection contains documents relating to the resettlement of displaced persons in the Twin Tiers following World War II.