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

The Patrick Casey Collection consists of an autobiographical narrative and two diaries.
The Pearson Street Books consist of four volumes of notes and sketched maps created by Jonathan Pearson, city historian, about property ownership in the city of Schenectady, New York from the 1660s through the mid-nineteenth century.
Mid-20th century photographs of Lockport, New York by Edwin Polster.
The Proceedings provide a record of land disposed or acquired by the State of New York, including lands for New York’s canal system.