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

Historic glass and film negatives, prints, and postcards documenting life along New York State’s canals, including the Erie Canal, Black River Canal, and Champlain Canal from the collection of Albert Gayer.
Historic images of the Hudson River Night Boats.
The “Working on the Erie Canal” collection contains photographs and documents relating to the canal and its workers.