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

This collection contains photographs and documents relating to noted Buffalo citizen Thomas B. Lockwood and the University at Buffalo Library dedicated to him.
Watercolor paintings, photographs, and engravings from the collection of Thomas R. Bayles.
The Truman Pomeroy Family Photograph collection consists of 46 card photographs of the extended family of Truman E. Pomeroy Jr., a Civil War veteran, all dating from the mid-19th to early 20th centuries.