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

The Fayetteville Free Library Postcard Collection is a representative sample of postcards, featuring historic images of the Fayetteville village streetscape dating back to the early 19th century.
This collection contains General Electric publicity photographs taken between 1880 - 1970.
Ted Schuelke was a Liverpool, New York resident and his photograph collection is comprised of pictures taken in the immediate Liverpool area and in the Adirondacks.
The Westbury Local History collection consists of still image photographs which tell the history of the Westbury area.
The “Working on the Erie Canal” collection contains photographs and documents relating to the canal and its workers.