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Catalog Number 10387-25
Title Newsletter, George Witt Service, introducing Becky
Object Name Newsletter
Description 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).
Date 01/2011
Material paper, ink
Made George Witt Service
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
Height (in) 11
Width (in) 8.5
Search Terms Sex change, Gender Identity Disorder (GID), Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Event sex change
History 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.