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

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.