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

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
Photographs and documents relating to Good Shepherd Hospital in Syracuse, New York, throughout its existence from the late-19th century to mid-20th century.