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

An issue of the National Freedman, an anti-slavery publication, from 1865.
A collection of early 20th century photographs taken by surveyor Norman S. Foote in the Adirondack region.
This collection contains photographs of the New York, Ontario and Western Railway near Hamilton, NY.
This collection chronicles the daily life of the monks and seminarians during the early years of Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary, while also capturing the traditional religious services of the Russian Orthodox Church
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.