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.
Elon Howard Eaton (1866-1935) was a noted ornithologist and author of Birds of New York. This collection includes papers related to his research, correspondence, and genealogical materials, as well as photographs of Eaton.
Turn-of-the-century photographs relating to Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York.