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

This extensive glass-plate collection contains the work of Franck Taylor Bowers (1875-1932) a Broome County artist and photographer.
The Chittenango Landing Historic Photograph collection represents a historical overview of Chittenango Landing and the surrounding areas that had significant importance to the canal boat industry in the middle section of the Erie Canal.
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.