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

Buffalo City Directories from the early to late 19th century.
Charles Rand Penney was a prominent collector. The Charles Rand Penney Trail unites his collections of Pan-American Exposition souvenirs, Papua New Guinea artifacts, Niagara County historical items, Larkin Company ephemera, and Niagara Falls artwork.
The handwritten autobiography of John C. Morgan, a Presbyterian Minister and Missionary in the Naples, New York region during the mid 19th century.
Historical postcards, documents, and images relating to Palisades, New York.
This collection contains documents and images of sheet music that was played during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.