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

Bentley Snow Crystal Collection


Buffalo Museum of Science

Snow crystal images and their associated documentation taken by Wilson A. Bentley in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Elon Howard Eaton Ornithology Collection


Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Elon Howard Eaton (1866-1935) was a noted ornithologist and author of Birds of New York. This collection includes papers related to his research, correspondence, and genealogical materials, as well as photographs of Eaton.

Margaret Hort Trudeau Sanatorium Photograph Collection


Adirondack Experience

The Trudeau Sanatorium, located in the Adirondack region, was known for its open-air treatment of tuberculosis patients. This collection of early 20th century photographs, depicting scenes at the Sanitorium, was taken by patient Margaret Hort.

San Luis Observatory


Dudley Observatory

This collection contains materials related to the San Luis project.

Steinmetz Digital Collection of Schenectady


Steinmetz Digital Collection of Schenectady

The Steinmetz Collection of Schenectady tells the story of Dr. Charles Steinmetz, General Electric's Chief Engineer in the 1890s and early 1900s.