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

Photographs relating to the Love Canal environmental tragedy in the late 20th century.
The Utica Zoo has been a community center for over 100 years. This collection of photographs documents the Zoo and its activities, particularly in the latter half of the 20th century.
Photographs, postcards, and ephemera relating to the history of Big Flats and Chemung County.