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

The Early Canastota Collection contains photos, clippings, and documents that describe Canastota in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century.
The Emporium Lumber Company was a logging company located in Conifer, New York in the early 20th century. This collection of photographs relates to their logging and railroad business.
This collections contains images of the Erie Canal in the Fort Plain area.
Photographs of the Erie Canal in and around Schenectady, New York. Includes images of the construction of the canal and architectural features of the canal, such as aqueducts, bridges and locks.
The Erieville-Nelson Historic collections contains photographs that share the history of the Erieville and Nelson areas.