The photographs of N. Jay Jaffee are part of the holdings of large and small museums, galleries, and private collections around the world, including the Library of Congress, the National Portrait Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Fogg Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), and the Biblioteque Nationale de France.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Addison Gallery of American Art, 
Phillips Academy,
 Andover, MA

Bibliotheque nationale de France,
 Paris, France

The Brooklyn Museum,
 Brooklyn, NY

The Brooklyn Public Library,
 Brooklyn, NY

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 
Cambridge, MA

The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY

International Museum of Photography and Film, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
 New York, NY

The Minneapolis Institute of Art, 
Minneapolis, MN

The Museum of Fine Arts, 
Boston, MA

The Museum of Modern Art, 
New York, NY

The Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY

National Museum of American Art, 
Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.

National Portrait Gallery,
 Smithsonian Institute,
 Washington, D.C.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

The New York Historical Society, 
New York, NY

The New York Public Library, 
New York, NY

The Snite Museum of Art,
 University of Notre Dame, 
Notre Dame, IN

Additional Collections

Benjamin Rosenthal Library, 
Queens College, Queens, NY

Center for Photography at Woodstock,
 Woodstock, NY

Consolidated Freightways, Inc. Collection
, Palo Alto, CA

Dimock Gallery,
 George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Dreyfus Corporation Collection, New York, NY

Everson Museum of Art
, Syracuse, NY

Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, 
Nashville, TN

Franklin Stainless Corporation, 
Port Washington, NY

Impressions Gallery of Photography,
York, England

Manhattan College,
 Riverdale, NY

Mint Museum,
Charlotte, NC

Mohonk Mountain House,
 New Paltz, NY

The Museums at Stony Brook,
 Stony Brook, NY

New Orleans Museum of Art, 
New Orleans, LA

Newport Harbor Art Museum, 
Newport Beach, CA

Olden Camera Collections, 
New York, NY

Saint Michael’s College,
 Winooski, VT

Schomburg Center, 
New York, NY

Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences,
 Staten Island, NY

Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College

University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA

Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College

Yale University Art Gallery, 
New Haven, CT

Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey