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

This collection includes paintings from Central New York artist Agnes Elliott's personal collection. Her paintings represent her love of flowers, nature and the landscapes of both Florida and central New York State.
This collection contains folk art collected from Upstate New York and other regions.
The artwork in this collection convey a variety of subjects from landmark buildings to local scenes to significant events in the life of the community of Clinton, NY.
Over the past four years, Dr. Kathryn Stam, Faculty at SUNY Poly, has been gathering media and multimedia chronicling the lives of Refugees who have settled in Utica NY. This work has been gathered as Refugees Starting Over, which has hosted events, and provides a web presence featuring many images and videos.