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.
Photographs relating to the Love Canal environmental tragedy in the late 20th century.
The Skaneateles Lake Collection documents various locations around the Finger Lake, illuminating the lake's significance to health practice, recreation, and the environment.