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

Items from the papers of historian Elsie Gutchess, including primary and secondary materials relating to the history of women in the United States.
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 portrait collection of New York judges and court staff spanning over a century.
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, documents, and other materials relating to the founding and history of Syracuse University College of Law.