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

Niagara Falls has a history of enticing people to dare the rapids. These daredevils have crossed the Falls over tightropes, barrels, boats, and other contraptions. The Daredevils of Niagara collection includes photographs, advertisements, articles, and other documents about the people who performed these stunts.
This collection contains photographs, news articles, and documents related to the Leonard Family of Middleburgh, New York area.
A collection of documents, including letters and exhibition announcements, and a photograph relating to Rochester artists in the late 19th century.