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

1825, a Pivotal Year on the Niagara Frontier


Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Materials documenting the City of Buffalo and Niagara Frontier in 1825.

1964 Rochester Riot Photographs


Rochester Public Library

This collection of images documents Rochester’s 1964 race riots, offering a vivid and revealing glimpse into Rochester’s, and the nation’s, past.

A History of the Black Community of Syracuse


Onondaga Community College - Coulter Library

Photographs and documents from the mid-1800s to early-1900s, relating to African American life and history in Central New York.

African Repository and Colonial Journal


St. John Fisher College

A collection of the African Repository and Colonial Journal which was published in 1837 by the American Colonization Society.

Albion Winegar Tourgee Collection


Chautauqua County Historical Society

Albion W. Tourgee (1838 - 1905) was a Civil War veteran, politician, and lawyer. He played a pivotal role in the Plessy v. Ferguson case and was a pioneering civil rights activist. This collection includes his correspondence, as well as legal documents, articles, and photographs.

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