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

Historical pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and fliers detailing the early history of Long Island.
A collection of photographs taken by J.G. Vail, including many portraits, as well as scenes from Geneva, New York in the late 19th century.
Watercolor paintings, photographs, and engravings from the collection of Thomas R. Bayles.