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

This collection contains photographs of the Clifton Park and Halfmoon areas, particularly their connections to the Erie Canal.
Photographs taken by newspaper photographer, Albert R. Stone, document the City of Rochester, especially in regards to early 20th century transportation and construction.
A collection of photographs of automobiles in Potsdam, New York
The Great Steamboat Race Letters collection features contest entries that proposed innovative designs for steam powered canal boats.