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

Photographs and business documents relating to the Waterbury Mill, a felt mill in Oriskany, New York in operation for over a century.
The William N. Weeden Color Printing Manuscript is an inventor's hand-written account in 1886 of his discovery of a printing method that produced multi-color printing with one impression. The collection includes color prints generated by the process.
The “Working on the Erie Canal” collection contains photographs and documents relating to the canal and its workers.