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

This collection of posters and programs relates to many performance arts events held at Nazareth College in the late 20th century through early 21st century.
The NCCC Commencement Program Collection includes details on each college graduation ceremony from the very first graduating class to the present. Programs list the names of graduates and their degrees. There are details on the ceremony procession, including keynote speakers, as well as background on academic rituals such as the cap and gown.
One of the nation's first institutes of higher education to accept students with no consideration to race or gender was open from 1849 to 1860.