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

A collection of historic 19th century paintings at James Prendergast Library.
This collection contains drawings and paintings by John Calvin Perry, an artist from Central New York, who lived from 1837-1894.
This collection contains materials from the papers of sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward, 1800-1933.
This collection consists of letters and marginalia of Samuel Clemens, artifacts associated with him and photos having to do with Clemens' time in Elmira and the family and friends that comprised his circle.