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

This collection contains items related to the life of Colonel Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth.
The DeWitt Community Library History collection contains photographs and images related to the history of and events occurring within the library.
Utica resident Kathleen Oser was involved in many civil rights and women’s rights movements, especially the National Organization for Women (NOW.) The collection contains materials relating to Osner’s involvement in NOW.
Photographs relating to the Love Canal environmental tragedy in the late 20th century.