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

The Early Canastota Business Collection contains documents and newspaper clippings about the first businesses in Canastota, NY.
The Early Canastota Collection contains photos, clippings, and documents that describe Canastota in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century.
Photographs and documents reflecting the growth of education in the New Paltz area from early Huguenot days through the twentieth century.
Items from the personal papers and library of abolitionist, suffragist, and peace activist Emily Howland, including her collection of political pamphlets, posters, and program documents.