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

Collection of portraits, articles, memorabilia, and papers of Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston, with emphasis on her time at Wells College, in the White House, and her time in Aurora, NY as a Wells College trustee and wife of Thomas Preston.
A collection of photographs of residences, divided by architectural style, in Ithaca and Tompkins County, NY from the General Photo File of the History Center in Tompkins County.
This collection includes photographs of buildings in the city of Ithaca in Tompkins County, New York, taken in 1954 by Roy Wenzlick and Company.
Items pertaining to the women's suffrage movement in New York State, 1848-1917.
Photos documenting Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) activities in Staatsburg, NY, during the 1930s.