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

This collection of photographs features mines located in the Adirondack region around 1900.
Documents and photographs relating to African-American history in the early United States.
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.
Photographs taken by newspaper photographer, Albert R. Stone, document the City of Rochester, especially in regards to early 20th century transportation and construction.
The Anna E. Wilcox Collection of Civil War letters consists of forty-five letters on forty-four separate sheets, eight photographs, four envelopes which could not be matched to any letters, and ancillary materials.

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