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

The Early Canastota Business Collection contains documents and newspaper clippings about the first businesses in Canastota, NY.
The collection features text documents highlighting the history of General Electric and its founders.
The William N. Weeden Color Printing Manuscript is an inventor's hand-written account in 1886 of his discovery of a printing method that produced multi-color printing with one impression. The collection includes color prints generated by the process.