The collection is composed of 42 historical broadsides collected by J. Durelle Boles. The bulk of the collection dates between 1811 and 1873. While the majority comes from Tennessee, there is one Kentucky broadside (item 32). The Kentucky imprint dates from around 1862 and is a proclamation from John Hunt Morgan. At the time, Morgan was serving as a colonel in the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Confederate States of America.