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

Materials documenting the City of Buffalo and Niagara Frontier in 1825.
This collection of images documents Rochester’s 1964 race riots, offering a vivid and revealing glimpse into Rochester’s, and the nation’s, past.
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.

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