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

The Elmira College women’s rights and suffrage collection is an aggregate of records from the Elmira College Archives. Typical records from the collection include campus publications (Daily Evening Lepidotus, Sibyl, EC Weekly, and the Alumni Bulletin), photographs, student letters, student scrapbooks and addresses made by college officials. The collection documents the student, faculty and institutional role in the women’s rights movement from the inaugural speech of the College’s first President, Augustus Cowles, to the mounting suffrage efforts of the early 1900’s, until the passage of the amendment to the New York State Constitution granting women the right to vote in 1917.
Historic sheet music, playbills, theater programs, and advertisements from Long Island.
Historic glass and film negatives, prints, and postcards documenting life along New York State’s canals, including the Erie Canal, Black River Canal, and Champlain Canal from the collection of Albert Gayer.
A collection of images commemorating the Tercentenary celebration of Lake Champlain's discovery by Europeans.
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.

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