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

First Hundred Years


The Sage Colleges

This collection contains photographs sharing the history of Russell Sage College.

First Responder Insignia of Monroe County, New York


Appellate Division Fourth Department Law Library

This collection consists primarily of scans of patches and badges from the many ambulance corps, fire departments, police departments, the Sheriff’s Department, corporate and educational institution security agencies, and other organizations currently or formally active within Monroe County, New York. A small sampling of insignia used by various state and federal agencies currently or formally active within the county is also included. The majority of scans are of items dating from the mid twentieth century to present. It is anticipated that images will continue to be added to the collection in the years to come.

Floods of Chemung County


Steele Memorial Library

This digital collection derived from the Chemung County Historical Society’s archive and the Chemung County Library District’s collection, includes photographs, documents, video, and/or sound recordings about the floods that impacted Chemung County.