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

This collection of photographs reflect Ben Gilman's work, travels and meetings with important leaders worldwide.
Utica resident Kathleen Oser was involved in many civil rights and women’s rights movements, especially the National Organization for Women (NOW.) The collection contains materials relating to Osner’s involvement in NOW.
Oral histories from employees, friends, and associates of the Roosevelt and Vanderbilt families.