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

This collection contains artifacts relating to the history of the Dudley Observatory.
This is a collection of photographs of Elmira College dating from the founding in 1855 through the mid-Twentieth century.
This collection consists of letters and marginalia of Samuel Clemens, artifacts associated with him and photos having to do with Clemens' time in Elmira and the family and friends that comprised his circle.
Watercolor paintings, photographs, and engravings from the collection of Thomas R. Bayles.