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

Commercial Streets of Albany, New York


Albany Public Library

This collection contains photographs and drawings from Albany's business and industrial areas.

Elmira College Women’s Rights and Suffrage Collection


Elmira College - Gannett-Tripp Library

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.

Greeting Cards


Historic Huguenot Street

Historic greeting cards from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.

Polster Photographs of Lockport, NY


Nioga Library System - Lockport Public Library

Mid-20th century photographs of Lockport, New York by Edwin Polster.

Watson Family Photographs


University of Rochester - Memorial Art Gallery

This collection contains photographs and diaries of the Watson family, who are known for their involvement with the Memorial Art Gallery.

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