The Manhattan Project

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Gladys Evans

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Gladys Evans, who worked as a “Calutron” or “Cubicle” girl at the Y-12 plant at Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project, talks about her experience working in the plant and the ever-present security and concerns with secrecy. She recalls the mud that plagued every Oak Ridger, and on a more fun note, the tennis court dances where couples could enjoy a date. She speaks with pride about their participation in the war effort.