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

Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) was the first woman in the world to graduate from medical school and become a physician. The collection includes images of Dr. Blackwell and her writings dating to the late 19th century
Items from the personal papers and library of abolitionist, suffragist, and peace activist Emily Howland, including her collection of political pamphlets, posters, and program documents.