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

Albion Winegar Tourgee Collection


Chautauqua County Historical Society

Albion W. Tourgee (1838 - 1905) was a Civil War veteran, politician, and lawyer. He played a pivotal role in the Plessy v. Ferguson case and was a pioneering civil rights activist. This collection includes his correspondence, as well as legal documents, articles, and photographs.

Brentwood Historical Documents


Brentwood Public Library

Correspondence and historical records from Brentwood, NY.

Huntington War Manuscripts


HuntingtonTown Clerk's Archives

Historical manuscripts relating to Huntington’s involvement in the Revolutionary and Civil War.

National Anti-Slavery Standard;


St. John Fisher College

Selected issues of the newspaper, National Anti-Slavery Standard, which promoted equality and emancipation during the mid-19th century.

War Diaries


New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center

This collection contains images of diaries belonging to American men who served in various wars, including the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.