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

Photographs, letters, maps, drawings, and documents relating to the War of 1812.
A collection of maps detailing the Western New York region in the mid-to-late 19th century.
This collection includes correspondence, an autograph book, legal documents and photographs from the Westinghouse Family from 1833-1913.
The Wing/Roberts collection contains documents, letters, transcripts, photographs and glass plate negatives related to the Wing/Roberts Family of Glens Falls, New York.
The Women of Fayetteville collection comprises images of Fayetteville women and their activities dating back to the 19th century.