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

Port Washington Library History Collection


Port Washington Public Library

The Port Washington Library History Collection contains images from the planning and construction of the library in the mid-1960s to life and library activities that have taken place since that time.

Port Washington Main Street Collection


Port Washington Public Library

The Port Washington Main Street Collection brings together photographs, postcards, and other historic materials that reflect the rich past of this community nestled between Manhasset and Hempstead Bays.

Port Washington Maritime Collection;


Port Washington Public Library

The Port Washington Maritime Collection features materials from the Local History Center that relate to the region’s rich maritime history and traditions.

Portraits of Hope Collection


SUNY Polytechnic Institute - Cayan Library

The exhibition Portraits of Hope: Faces of Refugee Resettlement in Central New York depicted survivors of war, genocide, and political strife who came to the U.S. and settled in the Utica region after living in refugee camps in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. This exhibition of more than 30 photographs celebrated diversity, and confronted stereotypes about resettlement while exploring the challenges and aspirations of local refugees starting over in a new land.

Postcard Collection


Guilderland Public Library

Postcards of scenes from around New York State. Most of the postcards in this collection are believed to have been produced by Schenectady photographer Parker S. Goodfellow.

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