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

The Erie Canal Collection comprises a set of financial documents and cultural materials relevant to the Erie Canal digitized by the American Museum of Finance.
Historical photographs of the village of Chatham and surrounding towns and hamlets.
The Chittenango Landing Historic Photograph collection represents a historical overview of Chittenango Landing and the surrounding areas that had significant importance to the canal boat industry in the middle section of the Erie Canal.