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.
Selected issues of the abolitionist newspaper, The Emancipator, from 1838 through 1839.
Items from the personal papers and library of abolitionist, suffragist, and peace activist Emily Howland, including her collection of political pamphlets, posters, and program documents.
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 the mid-19th century anti-slavery newspaper, the Frederick Douglass' Paper, a successor to Douglass’ first abolitionist paper, The North Star.

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