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

Items from the papers of historian Elsie Gutchess, including primary and secondary materials relating to the history of women in the United States.
Scrapbooks containing photographs, letters, documents, ephemera, and newspaper clippings relating to radio broadcasting and events in Rochester, New York during the 1920s and 1930s.
Photographs, slides, postcards, books, magazines and other miscellany documenting the history of Massapequa.
Historic photographs from the Merrick Library.
Postcards collected by former Village Historian Vincent F. Seyfried