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Stories from the Secret City

Brown Bag Luncheon featuring Ray Smith

Pack a lunch and join us for a discussion of hot topics in nuclear and global security! The August joint INS and Baker Center Global Security Brown Bag featured speaker is Ray Smith, the Y-12 National Security Complex’s historian. Ray’s talk is “Stories from the Secret City,” and will be at noon on August 30, 2013, in the Baker Center.

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About Ray Smith

With 42 years of experience at the Y-12 National Security Complex, Ray has developed an extensive understanding and appreciation of the heritage of Y-12’s history. Having served for 16 years in ever increasing levels of management responsibility, he has learned all the buildings on the site and their history. He has co-produced the award-winning and highly acclaimed Secret City DVD set that has become the definitive history of Oak Ridge. Ray can be found at the Y-12 History Center where he routinely provides tours of Y-12 and continues to advance the knowledge of Y-12’s unique history for visitors and the public.

He has produced several Y-12 History videos including the multiple award-winning Our Hidden Past series. Ray has written eight books, published five photo books and created one audio book. He also publishes two weekly Oak Ridge history newspaper columns, Historically Speaking and Y-12: Local Treasure and National Resource.

Ray’s most recent major project, a four episode television series of 30 minute programs on the history of Y-12, A Nuclear Family, has also won two platinum Remi awards in the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. He plans to compile a book on Y-12 history using the Y-12: Local Treasure and National Resource newspaper columns he has written over the last five years.