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

Mid-20th century photographs of Lockport, New York by Edwin Polster.
Photographs relating to the history of Rochester General Hospital during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Watercolor paintings, photographs, and engravings from the collection of Thomas R. Bayles.
Photographs of the birth place and a manuscript of Walt Whitman.