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

Photographs of a Western New York farming family and their farm in the early 20th century.
This collection includes the papers of or relating to Rev. John Christopher Hartwick and the establishment of the Hartwick Seminary. The documents reflect the life of John Christopher Hartwick, and his work with the Lutheran Synod.
A collection of turn-of-the-century photographs relating to the history of Henrietta, New York.
The Henry Page Historical Files were collected by local historian Henry Page throughout his lifetime in Perry. They cover many topics, such as local businesses, organizations and events. Some photos are also of people of note. The collection covers the immediate Perry area as well as Silver Lake and Letchworth State Park.