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.
The Wolcott Collection contains photographs taken by Fred Wolcott, who photographed and documented daily life on the Onondaga Nation Territory in the early 1900’s.
A collection of photographs documenting the Jewish community in Buffalo and the Greater Niagara region from the early 20th century to present day.
This collection contains North African Postcards of Jewish women, children, and families dating back to the early 20th Century.