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

The State Reservation at Niagara is the oldest state park in the United States, officially established in 1885. The collection includes photographs, advertisements, blueprints, maps, letters, and other documents relating to the development and use of the Park.
This collections contains images of the Erie Canal in the Fort Plain area.
The “Working on the Erie Canal” collection contains photographs and documents relating to the canal and its workers.
This collection contains photographs of homes and streets located in Schenectady, New York area.
The Great Steamboat Race Letters collection features contest entries that proposed innovative designs for steam powered canal boats.