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

This collection contains digitized versions of the College's 16mm Film Collection which includes films of early College activities and a variety of other subjects such as a family vacation, product demonstrations, and maple syrup operations as well as footage of the 1910 fires at Paul Smith's Hotel and Branch and Callanan building Saranac Lake, New York.
The Crawford Collection contains photographs and glass negatives taken around Liverpool, New York by various photographers including Toby Crawford III’s father, George “Waxy” Miller and James T. Rogers.
A collection of early 20th century photographs taken by Martha Blow Wadsworth which document a prominent family’s life in the Genesee Valley of New York, as well as showcase a trip to Panama and the construction of the Panama Canal.