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

The handwritten autobiography of John C. Morgan, a Presbyterian Minister and Missionary in the Naples, New York region during the mid 19th century.
Selected issues of the newspaper, National Anti-Slavery Standard, which promoted equality and emancipation during the mid-19th century.
This collection contains late 18th century Fire Company records and 19th century Church records from Newburgh, NY.