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

Albion W. Tourgee (1838 - 1905) was a Civil War veteran, politician, and lawyer. He played a pivotal role in the Plessy v. Ferguson case and was a pioneering civil rights activist. This collection includes his correspondence, as well as legal documents, articles, and photographs.
Cartoons drawn by Polish immigrant, Henryk Archacki, representing current events at the time with a sense of Polish pride.  
Photographs and documents from the mid-1800s to early-1900s, relating to African American life and history in Central New York.
A collection of the African Repository and Colonial Journal which was published in 1837 by the American Colonization Society.
An 1843 publication by the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society relating to the abolishment of slavery.