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Series I. of the H. Lynn Womack papers consists of correspondence, business records, newspaper clippings, and briefs, transcripts, and records of court cases pertaining to pornography and obscenity; also, manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs pertaining to the Guild Book Service and its affiliated enterprises, including the Guild Press, Potomac News Company, Central Sales, the Grecian Guild, Village Books, Village Press, and Media Arts. Included is the correspondence of the editors of these enterprises, including Rick Sampson, Ronnie Anderson, J.J. Proferes, and Ralph Church. Additional Guild Press records from Womack's estate include correspondence between Womack and various photographers and publishers including Randolph Benson of Trim magazine, model releases and related publication papers, photographic negatives and proofs of pictures published in various Womack magazines, and transparencies of similar material. Also, seals for Potomac Associates (1958) and Howell Academy for Boys, Inc. (1945). Series II. is an extensive collection of pornographic mail order catalogues, brochures, advertisements, and other mailings.