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

This collection contains materials related to the history of the city and county of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley from the 17th century to the present.
Canisius College Archives and Special Collections contains historic records and artifacts related to the institution. This exhibits samplings from the collections.
Letters, photographs, and records about the Civil War.
This collection contains photographs and drawings from Albany's business and industrial areas.
This collection contains photographs and drawing of religious facilities in Albany, New York.