Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.
Niagara Falls has a history of enticing people to dare the rapids. These daredevils have crossed the Falls over tightropes, barrels, boats, and other contraptions. The Daredevils of Niagara collection includes photographs, advertisements, articles, and other documents about the people who performed these stunts.
The State Reservation at Niagara is the oldest state park in the United States, officially established in 1885. The collection includes photographs, advertisements, blueprints, maps, letters, and other documents relating to the development and use of the Park.
Samples of advertisements and packaging used by Dr. R.V. Pierce to market his products in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Jenks family papers include letters written to Willard S. Jenks and his wife, Rhoda, from their daughter, Jessie Elvira Jenks. Jessie lived from 1873-1964.