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

This collection contains artifacts relating to the history of the Dudley Observatory.
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.
Photographs and postcards depicting early industries in New Hartford, New York during the late 19th century to mid-20th century.
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.