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

Charles Rand Penney Trail


Niagara County Historical Society

Charles Rand Penney was a prominent collector. The Charles Rand Penney Trail unites his collections of Pan-American Exposition souvenirs, Papua New Guinea artifacts, Niagara County historical items, Larkin Company ephemera, and Niagara Falls artwork.

Historic Paintings at James Prendergast Library


Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System - James Prendergast Library

A collection of historic 19th century paintings at James Prendergast Library.

Mark Twain Collection


Elmira College - Gannett-Tripp Library

This collection consists of letters and marginalia of Samuel Clemens, artifacts associated with him and photos having to do with Clemens' time in Elmira and the family and friends that comprised his circle.

Walt Whitman Collection


Huntington Public Library

Photographs of the birth place and a manuscript of Walt Whitman.

Watson Family Photographs


University of Rochester - Memorial Art Gallery

This collection contains photographs and diaries of the Watson family, who are known for their involvement with the Memorial Art Gallery.