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

The Christopher Collection includes images representing a historical snapshot of the people and places around the towns of Van Buren and Lysander, and the Village of Baldwinsville, New York, collected by Anthony J. Christopher Sr., a Baldwinsville, native.
The Early Canastota Collection contains photos, clippings, and documents that describe Canastota in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century.
Historic glass and film negatives, prints, and postcards documenting life along New York State’s canals, including the Erie Canal, Black River Canal, and Champlain Canal from the collection of Albert Gayer.
This collection contains photographs of homes and streets located in Schenectady, New York area.
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.