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

Photographs of the Erie Canal in and around Schenectady, New York. Includes images of the construction of the canal and architectural features of the canal, such as aqueducts, bridges and locks.
A collection of historic 19th century paintings at James Prendergast Library.
Photographs, objects, ephemera and printed materials from the 1860s through 1971 relating to the Hudson River Day Line.
Historical images of early Vassar College including people, buildings and activities.
Photographs, artifacts, and ephemera related to the Deyo Cookingham Family.