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

Canisius College Archives and Special Collections contains historic records and artifacts related to the institution. This exhibits samplings from the collections.
Student organizations and clubs enrich campus life. Here are examples of student events from several generations.
The Erie Canal Collection comprises a set of financial documents and cultural materials relevant to the Erie Canal digitized by the American Museum of Finance.
The Christopher Collection includes images representing a historical snapshot of the people and places around the towns of Van Buren and Lysander, and the Village of Baldwinsville, New York, collected by Anthony J. Christopher Sr., a Baldwinsville, native.