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

War of 1812


Buffalo History Museum

Photographs, letters, maps, drawings, and documents relating to the War of 1812.

Warder Cadbury Sheet Music Collection


Saratoga Springs Public Library

This collection contains documents and images of sheet music that was played during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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.

Working on the Erie Canal


Erie Canal Museum

The “Working on the Erie Canal” collection contains photographs and documents relating to the canal and its workers.