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

This collection contains scrapbooks from noted landscape architect Fletcher Steele's travels and client work, featuring photographs spanning from 1882 to 1968.
This collection contains postcards of the Union College campus and its vicinity,with a particular emphasis on scenes and buildings in the city of Schenectady.
The West Hempstead Local History collection contains photographs pertaining to the history of the West Hempstead area.