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

Photographs, postcards, and ephemera relating to the history of Big Flats and Chemung County.
Historical photographs of the village of Chatham and surrounding towns and hamlets.
Collection of portraits, articles, memorabilia, and papers of Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston, with emphasis on her time at Wells College, in the White House, and her time in Aurora, NY as a Wells College trustee and wife of Thomas Preston.
The Max Reinhardt collection covers major aspects of the life and career of Austrian-born theatrical director and producer Max Reinhardt (1873-1943) . Reinhardt was widely recognized as a major creative artist and played a leading role in the transformation of the director as the key figure in theatrical production and the innovative use of new theater technology and experimentation with theater spaces and locales.