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

A collection of photographs represent graduating classes of Albany College of Pharmacy from the late nineteenth to the early-twentieth centuries.
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
Turn-of-the-century photographs relating to Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York.
Photographs and documents relating to Good Shepherd Hospital in Syracuse, New York, throughout its existence from the late-19th century to mid-20th century.
Photographs and documents relating to the Syracuse Free Dispensary which operated from 1888-1964.