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

Photographs relating to the Love Canal environmental tragedy in the late 20th century.
The Utica Zoo has been a community center for over 100 years. This collection of photographs documents the Zoo and its activities, particularly in the latter half of the 20th century.
This collection contains items from Camp Russell, a Boy Scout camp located in the Southwestern Adirondacks, dating from the early 1900s through the camp's closure in 2014.