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

Photographs and business documents relating to the Waterbury Mill, a felt mill in Oriskany, New York in operation for over a century.
This collection consists of images of businesses and industries located in and around Watervliet, N.Y. in the early 1900's.
The Westbury Local History collection consists of still image photographs which tell the history of the Westbury area.
The William N. Weeden Color Printing Manuscript is an inventor's hand-written account in 1886 of his discovery of a printing method that produced multi-color printing with one impression. The collection includes color prints generated by the process.
The “Working on the Erie Canal” collection contains photographs and documents relating to the canal and its workers.