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

Photographs of an African American community in Syracuse, New York that were collected as part of a photo-documentation project.
This collection contains folk art collected from Upstate New York and other regions.
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.