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

Documents relating to the Amherst League of Women Voters in the mid to late 20th century.
This collection contains several issues of the Tahawus Cloudsplitter magazine, dating between 1943 and 1971.
Photographs relating to the Love Canal environmental tragedy in the late 20th century.
A collection of the Alumni newsletters from the mid-twentieth century through the twenty-first century.
Collection of works by Central New York artist Gordon Muck