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

Corning Community College owns an autograph collection of over 100 noted statesmen, presidents, Revolutionary War heroes and authors including Henry Clay, Jules Verne, Theodore Roosevelt to name a few.
The Sherwood Collection is mainly comprised of letters to and from Samuel Sherwood (1779-1862), his second wife Laura Bostwick Sherwood (1790-1863), and members of their family.
A collection of correspondence and documents relating to Buffalo, New York native, and 13th President of the United States, Millard Fillmore.