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

Elon Howard Eaton Ornithology Collection


Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Elon Howard Eaton (1866-1935) was a noted ornithologist and author of Birds of New York. This collection includes papers related to his research, correspondence, and genealogical materials, as well as photographs of Eaton.

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.

Folk Art and Artist Collection


Crandall Public Library

This collection contains folk art collected from Upstate New York and other regions.

Gar Wood Collection


Antique Boat Museum

Gar Wood was a successful speedboat racer and business owner. This collection relates to his racing career and his business,GarWood Industries, which specialized in building motorboats.

General Collection


Adirondack History Center Museum - Essex County Historical Society

A collection of images commemorating the Tercentenary celebration of Lake Champlain's discovery by Europeans.

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