The Manhattan Project

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Marge Shipley

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As a counselor at Oak Ridge, Marge Shipley was repsonsible for listening to and mediating the frustrations and anxieties of the female mechanics and operators working in the Y-12 plant. She was trained after her husband, an engineer, accepted a research position with Tennessee Eastman, and she held her position until the end of the war.

After the war, Shipley's husband continued to work with Tenessee Eastman in their themonuclear plant, and in 1946 the couple purchased a farm in Oak Ridge.