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 Collection


Adirondack History Center Museum - Essex County Historical Society

A collection of images commemorating the Tercentenary celebration of Lake Champlain's discovery by Europeans.

Geneva NY City Directories


Geneva Public Library

The Geneva City Directories collection includes directories from 1862-2000. The directories contain an alphabetical directory, including a telephone directory of all residents over 18 (when available). Directories also include detailed information concerning each a civic section of local interest, a complete buyers' guide and classified business directory with special listings for nationally advertised brands. In some directories, a street guide and householders' directory showing telephone numbers arranged by streets is included.