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

Aerial photographs of the Cary Institute lands and arboretum.
Documents and photographs relating to African-American history in the early United States.
A collection of the African Repository and Colonial Journal which was published in 1837 by the American Colonization Society.
This collection includes paintings from Central New York artist Agnes Elliott's personal collection. Her paintings represent her love of flowers, nature and the landscapes of both Florida and central New York State.
This collection consists of issues of SUNY Canton's Agricola and Paysonian yearbooks dating between 1911 and 2016.