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

The Emporium Lumber Company was a logging company located in Conifer, New York in the early 20th century. This collection of photographs relates to their logging and railroad business.
Photographic and illustrated postcards relating to Naples, New York in the Finger Lakes region. In particular, the images highlight the natural features of the area, especially Canandaigua Lake throughout the early to mid-20th century.
This collection contains images of postcards of Elston Hall, Hotel Van Curler, and the Western Gateway Bridge and surrounding area.
This collection is comprised of postcards, trade cards, and other ephemera relating to Schenectady County and other nearby areas.