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

The Alfred University Postcard Collection is a collection of images (postcards) portrays various scenes and individuals related to the history of Alfred University as well as the town and village of Alfred, New York.
The Skaneateles Lake Collection documents various locations around the Finger Lake, illuminating the lake's significance to health practice, recreation, and the environment.
Photographic postcards documenting the town of DeRuyter and surrounding areas in the early to mid-20th century.
Historic photographs, advertisements, and maps of social life on Montauk.
This collection contains a sampling from the thousands of Brockway Motor Truck Co. slides, photographs and negatives.