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

The Green Lakes Collection is mostly comprised of photographs that belonged to Arvin Almquist, who was Superintendent of Green Lakes State Park from 1928 to 1948.
A collection of photographs, pamphlets, letters, and other materials highlighting 20th century citizen political activism, grassroots conservation, daily life, and outdoor recreation in the Adirondacks in New York State.
This collection is comprised of postcards, trade cards, and other ephemera relating to Schenectady County and other nearby areas.