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

Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) was the first woman in the world to graduate from medical school and become a physician. The collection includes images of Dr. Blackwell and her writings dating to the late 19th century
Watercolor paintings, photographs, and engravings from the collection of Thomas R. Bayles.
This collection contains photographs and diaries of the Watson family, who are known for their involvement with the Memorial Art Gallery.