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

Maps, photographs, postcards, and ephemera relating to Saugerties history.
Photographs, posters, and ephemera relating to the earliest establishment of the circus and menageries in America.
Photographs, letters, artwork, textiles and other possessions belonging to the Hasbrouck family.
Watercolor paintings, photographs, and engravings from the collection of Thomas R. Bayles.
A collection documenting the history of the Town of Henrietta, New York.