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

A collection of monographs which detail the history of the Western New York region.
The Dunham Family History collection contains portraits, photographs, and various documents saved by the Dunham family.
The handwritten autobiography of John C. Morgan, a Presbyterian Minister and Missionary in the Naples, New York region during the mid 19th century.
This collection contains photographs and documents relating to noted Buffalo citizen Thomas B. Lockwood and the University at Buffalo Library dedicated to him.