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

A choice painting collection that dates to the early 19th century. It includes works by such notables as Henry Walton, whose lithographs depict mid-19th century life, and Alison Mason Kingsbury Bishop, an exemplar of a mid-twentieth century modernist style. From 2009 to early 2010 it was on display in a successful rotating exhibit “Historic Paintings Unwrapped” featuring different works each month.
A Collection of issues of St. Regian, the annual yearbook of Paul Smith's college
The College Administration throughout the years is represented in this collection.
This collection contains items related to Maria College.
This collection contains images of artifacts and people related to the Dudley Observatory.