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

Mid-20th century photographs of Lockport, New York by Edwin Polster.
A collection of photographs and illustrations relating to the architecture of Rochester, New York in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Photographs and documents relating to Fairfield Medical College, an upstate New York medical college associated with Geneva Medical College and Syracuse University Medical College in the mid-to-late 19th century.
This collection contains design drawings produced byJohn B. Jervis (1795-1885), America's leading consulting engineer of the antebellum era (1820 - 1860).