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

The Green Lakes Collection is mostly comprised of photographs that belonged to Arvin Almquist, who was Superintendent of Green Lakes State Park from 1928 to 1948.
The Santa Clara Logging Company, run by President Ferris Meigs, was a leader in timber conservation in the Adirondack region. This collection of photographs depicts the Santa Clara Logging Company and Meigs family.
This collection contains photographs of floods, blizzards, landslides and tornadoes that occurred in Schenectady County.