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

Albion W. Tourgee (1838 - 1905) was a Civil War veteran, politician, and lawyer. He played a pivotal role in the Plessy v. Ferguson case and was a pioneering civil rights activist. This collection includes his correspondence, as well as legal documents, articles, and photographs.
The Wolcott Collection contains photographs taken by Fred Wolcott, who photographed and documented daily life on the Onondaga Nation Territory in the early 1900’s.
Documents and artifacts related to enslaved people and African American servants at Cherry Hill, a historic house located on South Pearl Street in Albany, New York, United States.
This collection includes items belonging to the Reher family as well as artifacts that were recovered during an archeological dig near their building.

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