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

Architect Carl F. Schmidt had a deep interest in historic architecture. This collection includes his drawings depicting architectural features, particularly doorways.
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.
The Crouse Hospital History collection contains black & white and colored photographs of Crouse Hospital and the staff and students who resided there from the late nineteenth through twentieth centuries.