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

The Early Canastota Business Collection contains documents and newspaper clippings about the first businesses in Canastota, NY.
Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) was the first woman in the world to graduate from medical school and become a physician. The collection includes images of Dr. Blackwell and her writings dating to the late 19th century