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

The Family Photo Collection contains photographs (bulk) of people, schools and students, groups, organizations and some area photographs such as the Erie Canal and street views, and some newspaper clippings.
The Santa Clara Logging Company, run by President Ferris Meigs, was a leader in timber conservation in the Adirondack region. This collection of photographs depicts the Santa Clara Logging Company and Meigs family.