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

This collection contains materials related to the history of the city and county of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley from the 17th century to the present.
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.
This collection is comprised of the historical records of the Fonda, Johnstown, and Gloversville Railroad.
The “Working on the Erie Canal” collection contains photographs and documents relating to the canal and its workers.