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

Collection of portraits, articles, memorabilia, and papers of Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston, with emphasis on her time at Wells College, in the White House, and her time in Aurora, NY as a Wells College trustee and wife of Thomas Preston.
Items pertaining to the women's suffrage movement in New York State, 1848-1917.
Photos documenting Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) activities in Staatsburg, NY, during the 1930s.