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

Gayer Collection


Canal Society of New York State

Historic glass and film negatives, prints, and postcards documenting life along New York State’s canals, including the Erie Canal, Black River Canal, and Champlain Canal from the collection of Albert Gayer.

General Electric Historical Documents


miSci - Museum of Innovation and Science

The collection features text documents highlighting the history of General Electric and its founders.

Greater Oneonta Historical Society Papers of Jessie Elvira Jenks


Greater Oneonta Historical Society

The Jenks family papers include letters written to Willard S. Jenks and his wife, Rhoda, from their daughter, Jessie Elvira Jenks. Jessie lived from 1873-1964.

Gridiron Yearbooks


St. Lawrence University - Special Collections and Vance University Archives

The Gridiron is the annual yearbook of St. Lawrence University, founded in 1856 in the town of Canton in St. Lawrence County, New York.