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

Photographs and documents from the mid-1800s to early-1900s, relating to African American life and history in Central New York.
Photographs and documents relating to Fairfield Medical College, an upstate New York medical college associated with Geneva Medical College and Syracuse University Medical College in the mid-to-late 19th century.
This collection provides a record of the Glebe's activities from the 1790s through the early 1900s.
This collection contains municipal records from Newburgh, New York dating from the late 18th century through the early 20th century.