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

The Dunham Family History collection contains portraits, photographs, and various documents saved by the Dunham family.
This collection consists of historical photos, newspaper articles, postcards, and some personal notes of people, places, sports, and businesses pertaining to the Town of North Elba and Village of Lake Placid as created by Town and Village Historians Mary MacKenzie (1964-2001) and Beverley Reid (2001-present).
Documents, maps, images, and ephemera related to the village of Piermont, New York.
Historical photographs of the Sag Harbor, NY community.
This collection contains documents and images of sheet music that was played during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.