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

The Robert E. Hager Canal Boat Diagrams collection includes drawings of construction plans of canal boats used on the Erie Canal throughout the nineteenth century.
This collection documents the activities of the CNY Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, including views of the station museum restorations at Martisco and Central Square; the restoration and operation of locomotives and rolling stock; and Chapter-sponsored "Great New York State Model Train Fair."