Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.
Albion W. Tourgee (1838 - 1905) was a Civil War veteran, politician, and lawyer. He played a pivotal role in the Plessy v. Ferguson case and was a pioneering civil rights activist. This collection includes his correspondence, as well as legal documents, articles, and photographs.
Photographs relating to the history of Rochester General Hospital during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Correspondence and historical records from Brentwood, NY.
This collection includes the Bullis Family & Friends Album. In 1837, Charles Bullis settled in Macedon, NY with his wife Eleanor. Charles attended Geneva Medical College and became one of Macedon's first physicians. Charles and Eleanor had two children, Abraham and Amy. Abraham lived in the Macedon area for his entire life, and earned degrees in Mathematics and Civil Engineering from Cornell University. His daughter Janette "Nettie" was also a lifelong resident of Macedon, and was valedictorian of her high school class in 1911. The photos in this collection were taken in the mid-1800's through the early 1900's and include both family and friends.
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