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

The “Working on the Erie Canal” collection contains photographs and documents relating to the canal and its workers.
The Chittenango Landing Historic Photograph collection represents a historical overview of Chittenango Landing and the surrounding areas that had significant importance to the canal boat industry in the middle section of the Erie Canal.
This collection contains materials related to the history of the city and county of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley from the 17th century to the present.
This collection contains a sampling from the thousands of Brockway Motor Truck Co. slides, photographs and negatives.
Documents and images related to the creation and maintenance of the Nyack Turnpike.