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

The Geneva City Directories collection includes directories from 1862-2000. The directories contain an alphabetical directory, including a telephone directory of all residents over 18 (when available). Directories also include detailed information concerning each a civic section of local interest, a complete buyers' guide and classified business directory with special listings for nationally advertised brands. In some directories, a street guide and householders' directory showing telephone numbers arranged by streets is included.
Historic images of the Hudson River Night Boats.
Historical images of early Vassar College including people, buildings and activities.
Photographs, artifacts, and ephemera related to the Deyo Cookingham Family.
Correspondence related to Leah Catharine Deyo, as well as portraits of her family.