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

Papers of Dr. Albert Leffingwell, including diaries, letters, and manuscripts from the 19th and 20th centuries.
In September 2020, students in Professor Laura Ettinger's History of Public Health in America course conducted interviews with relatives and friends about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their interviewees and/or their interviewees' communities. Some students, with the permission of their interviewees, shared their interviews with this project so that people in the future can learn about what it was like to live in 2020.
Photographs, documents, and ephemera reflecting the history of Dutchess Community College.
Black and white photographs of Bard College students, activities, and events taken by Elie Shneour '47.
The Elmira College women’s rights and suffrage collection is an aggregate of records from the Elmira College Archives. Typical records from the collection include campus publications (Daily Evening Lepidotus, Sibyl, EC Weekly, and the Alumni Bulletin), photographs, student letters, student scrapbooks and addresses made by college officials. The collection documents the student, faculty and institutional role in the women’s rights movement from the inaugural speech of the College’s first President, Augustus Cowles, to the mounting suffrage efforts of the early 1900’s, until the passage of the amendment to the New York State Constitution granting women the right to vote in 1917.