Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.
Albion W. Tourgee (1838 - 1905) was a Civil War veteran, politician, and lawyer. He played a pivotal role in the Plessy v. Ferguson case and was a pioneering civil rights activist. This collection includes his correspondence, as well as legal documents, articles, and photographs.
Photographs of Native American artifacts found in New Paltz, including pottery, beads, and projectile points.
This collection contains oral histories of members of Chemung County’s Black community, as well as whites involved in the Civil Rights movement.
History books on Brentwood and Long Island, NY.
Documents and artifacts related to enslaved people and African American servants at Cherry Hill, a historic house located on South Pearl Street in Albany, New York, United States.