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Minnie M. Daniels

Minnie M. Daniels was a laboratory technician and assistant in the Chemistry Division at the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory ("Met Lab") during the Manhattan Project.

Daniels joined the Met Lab in September 1943. She was in the Nonacademic Service Group led by Kathleen Florin. The Nonacademic Service Group was made up of laboratory assistants, technicians and secretaries. This group included Aquilla Parsons, Elise Mae Freeman and Lillie May Porter among many other women.

Daniels only worked at the Met Lab until February 1944. At the time of her resignation, she was working as an assistant to Florin.


Early Years

Minnie M. Daniels was born in Vienna George. In 1921, She attended Georgie State Normal College in Albany, Georgia. From December 1942 until August 1943, Daniels worked as a clerk in the Women's Army Auxilary Corps (WAACs) in Fort Clark, Texas.


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