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.
Historic photographs and maps of fishing in Montauk.
The Skaneateles Lake Collection documents various locations around the Finger Lake, illuminating the lake's significance to health practice, recreation, and the environment.
Postcards with views of Troy, New York and surrounding areas. The bulk of the collection is unmailed and dated 1900-1920.