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

This collection of photographs reflect Ben Gilman's work, travels and meetings with important leaders worldwide.
Items from the papers of historian Elsie Gutchess, including primary and secondary materials relating to the history of women in the United States.
Utica resident Kathleen Oser was involved in many civil rights and women’s rights movements, especially the National Organization for Women (NOW.) The collection contains materials relating to Osner’s involvement in NOW.
Photographs relating to the Love Canal environmental tragedy in the late 20th century.