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

The Dunham Family History collection contains portraits, photographs, and various documents saved by the Dunham family.
The handwritten autobiography of John C. Morgan, a Presbyterian Minister and Missionary in the Naples, New York region during the mid 19th century.
This collection contains photographs of residential areas of Albany, New York.
This collection contains documents and images of sheet music that was played during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.