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

Madden Collection


Canal Society of New York State

Historic glass negatives, prints, and postcards depicting the Erie Canal and other waterways in New York and Canada from the collection of Emily and J. Hayward Madden of Livonia, NY

Martha Blow Wadsworth Photograph Collection


SUNY Geneseo

A collection of early 20th century photographs taken by Martha Blow Wadsworth which document a prominent family’s life in the Genesee Valley of New York, as well as showcase a trip to Panama and the construction of the Panama Canal.

Montauk Land Use and Development


Montauk Library

Historic photographs and maps showing land development in Montauk.

Montauk Military Collection


Montauk Library

Historic photographs of various military installations on Montauk.

Nikolai Nikolaevich Aleksandrov Historical Photograph Collection


Holy Trinity Seminary

This collection chronicles the daily life of the monks and seminarians during the early years of Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary, while also capturing the traditional religious services of the Russian Orthodox Church

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