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

Gospel Messenger Collection


Episcopal Diocese of Central New York

The Gospel Messenger is a weekly church newspaper begun in 1827 in Auburn, and the forerunner of the e-mail newsletter, The Messenger. It provides a wealth of information about the growth of the Episcopal Church throughout the nineteenth century in upstate New York.

Lily Dale Postcards


Center for Inquiry - Center for Inquiry Libraries

A collection of postcards depicting the Spiritualist community, Lily Dale, in the early 20th century

Naples Public Library Manuscripts and Documents


Naples Library

The handwritten autobiography of John C. Morgan, a Presbyterian Minister and Missionary in the Naples, New York region during the mid 19th century.

Rochester Area Church Records


Rochester Genealogical Society

A collection of church records from the German Evangelical Lutheran Church and Penfield United Methodist Church.