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

The Chittenango Landing Historic Photograph collection represents a historical overview of Chittenango Landing and the surrounding areas that had significant importance to the canal boat industry in the middle section of the Erie Canal.
This collection contains General Electric publicity photographs taken between 1880 - 1970.
Documents and images related to the creation and maintenance of the Nyack Turnpike.
The collection includes records documenting the people, places, and events of the Village of Voorheesville and to a lesser extent the Town of New Scotland.
The “Working on the Erie Canal” collection contains photographs and documents relating to the canal and its workers.