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

A History of the Black Community of Syracuse


Onondaga Community College - Coulter Library

Photographs and documents from the mid-1800s to early-1900s, relating to African American life and history in Central New York.

African Repository and Colonial Journal;


St. John Fisher College

A collection of the African Repository and Colonial Journal which was published in 1837 by the American Colonization Society.

Albion Winegar Tourgee Collection


Chautauqua County Historical Society

Albion W. Tourgee (1838 - 1905) was a Civil War veteran, politician, and lawyer. He played a pivotal role in the Plessy v. Ferguson case and was a pioneering civil rights activist. This collection includes his correspondence, as well as legal documents, articles, and photographs.

American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Reporter;


St. John Fisher College

An 1843 publication by the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society relating to the abolishment of slavery.

Archacki Cartoons


University at Buffalo - Polish Room

Cartoons drawn by Polish immigrant, Henryk Archacki, representing current events at the time with a sense of Polish pride.