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

The Canastota Schools Collection contains school souvenirs, including programs, newsletters and photos of Canastota students in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The Christopher Collection includes images representing a historical snapshot of the people and places around the towns of Van Buren and Lysander, and the Village of Baldwinsville, New York, collected by Anthony J. Christopher Sr., a Baldwinsville, native.
A collection of documents from graduation ceremonies at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.