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

Polish Community of Syracuse, NY


Syracuse Polish Home - Polish Heritage Library

Photographs displaying the people and community activities of the Syracuse Polish Home in the 20th century.

Portraits of Hope Collection


SUNY Polytechnic Institute - Cayan Library

The exhibition Portraits of Hope: Faces of Refugee Resettlement in Central New York depicted survivors of war, genocide, and political strife who came to the U.S. and settled in the Utica region after living in refugee camps in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. This exhibition of more than 30 photographs celebrated diversity, and confronted stereotypes about resettlement while exploring the challenges and aspirations of local refugees starting over in a new land.