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

The Siena College Historic Photographs Collection includes photos and drawings depicting academic, athletic and student life at Siena College.
The Oral History collection from the New York State Military Museum comprises over 2,100 interviews of veterans and civilians.
Photographs, documents, and other materials relating to a prominent Mohawk Valley family during the the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Historical materials relating to Virgil Crisafulli, a Utica College Professor, U.S. Navy veteran, and local politician.
Photographs and other materials relating to 52nd General Hospital, a mobile military hospital during World War II.