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

A collection of photographs, pamphlets, letters, and other materials highlighting 20th century citizen political activism, grassroots conservation, daily life, and outdoor recreation in the Adirondacks in New York State.
A portrait collection of New York judges and court staff spanning over a century.
A collection of photographs documenting the Jewish community in Buffalo and the Greater Niagara region from the early 20th century to present day.
The Jessie Bonnie Monroe Fashion Illustration Collection includes sketches and newspaper clippings of fashion in the early twentieth century.