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

This collection includes postcards of the campus, its vicinity, artifacts, individuals, events, activities, and sites and scenes associated with the College, Schenectady, and surrounding areas.
This collection features photographs of various sports and recreational activities in Schenectady County.
The Skaneateles Lake Collection documents various locations around the Finger Lake, illuminating the lake's significance to health practice, recreation, and the environment.
Yearbooks from the New Paltz Normal School, State Teachers College at New Paltz and SUNY New Paltz.