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

Union College Civil War Era Patriotic Envelopes


Union College

This collection comprises a series of unmailed Civil War-era patriotic envelopes or covers that was presented to Union College by John M. Pearson. The patriotic covers featured in this collection primarily depict themes supporting the Northern or Union cause. This includes political cartoons and caricatures of patriotic symbols and political messages both for and against the Northern and Southern leaders of the time.

Views of Albany, New York


Albany Public Library

This collection contains a sampling of historic black and white photographs of Albany, New York.

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.

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