Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.
NCCC's Annual Reports contain detailed information on the College and its growth. Students, faculty, and staff accomplishments are highlighted. The reports are a summary of each academic year, encompassing enrollment statistics, financial statements, curriculum development, and community activities.
The NCCC Commencement Program Collection includes details on each college graduation ceremony from the very first graduating class to the present. Programs list the names of graduates and their degrees. There are details on the ceremony procession, including keynote speakers, as well as background on academic rituals such as the cap and gown.
One of the nation's first institutes of higher education to accept students with no consideration to race or gender was open from 1849 to 1860.
The Oral History collection from the New York State Military Museum comprises over 2,100 interviews of veterans and civilians.