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.

Fred R. Wolcott Photographic Collection


Liverpool Public Library

The Wolcott Collection contains photographs taken by Fred Wolcott, who photographed and documented daily life on the Onondaga Nation Territory in the early 1900’s.

Union College Aaron J. Feingold Judaica Collection


Union College

This collection contains North African Postcards of Jewish women, children, and families dating back to the early 20th Century.