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

The Sherwood Collection is mainly comprised of letters to and from Samuel Sherwood (1779-1862), his second wife Laura Bostwick Sherwood (1790-1863), and members of their family.
This collection contains an index of Family Bibles.
A collection of late 18th century and early 19th century maps, particularly of Western New York and Pennsylvania, created for the Holland Land Company.
The minute books from Red Hook's two societies for the detection and apprehension of horse thieves.