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

Photographic and illustrated postcards relating to Naples, New York in the Finger Lakes region. In particular, the images highlight the natural features of the area, especially Canandaigua Lake throughout the early to mid-20th century.
Materials relating to Thomas Flyer automobiles and the New York to Paris Race in the early 20th century.
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.