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

This collection contains items related to the history of Bethlehem, New York.
Photographs, postcards, and ephemera relating to the history of Big Flats and Chemung County.
This collection consists of historical photos, newspaper articles, postcards, and some personal notes of people, places, sports, and businesses pertaining to the Town of North Elba and Village of Lake Placid as created by Town and Village Historians Mary MacKenzie (1964-2001) and Beverley Reid (2001-present).
The Port Washington Maritime Collection features materials from the Local History Center that relate to the region’s rich maritime history and traditions.
This collection contains photographs of the Clifton Park and Halfmoon areas, particularly their connections to the Erie Canal.