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

The Erieville-Nelson Historic collections contains photographs that share the history of the Erieville and Nelson areas.
Photographs and documents relating to The Junior League of Buffalo, a volunteer organization known for its community work in the Western New York region.
Images, documents, and ephemera relating to the formation and development of Pearl River, New York.
The West Hempstead Local History collection contains photographs pertaining to the history of the West Hempstead area.