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

This collection of images documents Rochester’s 1964 race riots, offering a vivid and revealing glimpse into Rochester’s, and the nation’s, past.
Materials documenting the City of Buffalo and Niagara Frontier in 1825.
A collection of the African Repository and Colonial Journal which was published in 1837 by the American Colonization Society.
An 1843 publication by the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society relating to the abolishment of slavery.
Albion W. Tourgee (1838 - 1905) was a Civil War veteran, politician, and lawyer. He played a pivotal role in the Plessy v. Ferguson case and was a pioneering civil rights activist. This collection includes his correspondence, as well as legal documents, articles, and photographs.

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