|Title||Newsletter, George Witt Service, introducing Becky|
This item is the George Witt Service Newsletter dated January 2011. It consists of black ink printed on an 11 x 17 piece of blue paper that is folded in half to create a 4-page document. The item was then folded in thirds for mailing. A small clip art image of a pair of mittens and another of a snowman are on either side of the word "NEWSLETTER". Beneath this word is the phrase: "Empowering Women to Love Their Cars".
On the front page is a two paragraph entry introducing the "New Girl in Town", Becky. The newsletter does not go into detail, but Becky Witt had recently been known as George Witt. George Witt was born with Harry Benjamin’s Syndrome, also known as Gender Identity Disorder (GID).
|Made||George Witt Service|
|Place of Origin||USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln|
Sex change, Gender Identity Disorder (GID), Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
The newsletter does not go into detail, but Becky Witt had recently been known as George Witt. George Witt was born with Harry Benjamin’s Syndrome, also known as Gender Identity Disorder (GID). She began HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) in December of 2009. In June of 2010 she had her name legally changed to Becky Witt, while at the same time changing the gender designation on her driver's license from M to F.
The donor is a customer at George Witt Service and asked Becky if this document could be donated to the Nebraska History Museum; she was reportedly very much in favor of the donation.
|Credit line||Carter, John, Lincoln, Nebraska|
|Collection||Carter, John E.|