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

1935 Federal Improvement Aerial Survey


Erie Canal Museum

This set of aerial images offers insight into several early versions of the Erie Canal, which were still visible in 1935 but have since been replaced by other infrastructure or otherwise faded into their surroundings.

1964 Rochester Riot Photographs


Rochester Public Library

This collection of images documents Rochester’s 1964 race riots, offering a vivid and revealing glimpse into Rochester’s, and the nation’s, past.

19th Century Monographs on the History of Western New York


Niagara University

A collection of monographs which detail the history of the Western New York region.

1st Methodist Protestant Ch. B3


Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook

Handwritten church records from the First Methodist Protestant Church of Rockville Centre, NY.

1st Methodist Protestant Ch.B4


Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook

Handwritten church records from the First Methodist Protestant Church of Rockville Centre, NY.

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