Interviewee: Victoria (Vickie) Eslinger
IWY SC 581
Interviewer: Rachael Myers
Date: June 10-11, 1977
Victoria (Vickie) Eslinger attended the state IWY conference as a workshop leader on women’s legal rights and the employment sector. Eslinger, a lawyer and women’s rights activist, was also a member of several organizations, though she did not attend the conference as an official representative of those groups. In this interview, Eslinger noted she was interested in the welfare of South Carolina women and she hoped women would be more aware of their individual rights as employees after participating in the conference. Eslinger attended the University of South Carolina for her undergraduate degree and her law degree.
Rachael Myers: Okay now, what is your name?
Victoria Eslinger: Vickie Eslinger.
RM: And you’re from where and your address?
VE: Columbia, South Carolina, 1210 Pickens Street.
RM: Okay, and what is your purpose for attending this conference?
VE: Um, I’m one of the workshop leaders, and I’m interested in the welfare of South Carolina women.
RM: Okay, are you a member of any organization? Are you here in that capacity?
VE: I’m a member of several organizations, but I’m not here in the of—official capacity of any of them.
RM: Okay, anything in particular you expect to get out of this conference, or that you hope will be done at this by the women as a whole or the attendants as a whole?
VE: By the attendants as a whole, I hope that they become much more aware of their individual rights within the employment community and just in terms of society with respect to the general treatment of women by employers or society in the home. My workshop will deal with women’s legal rights and the employment sector.
RM: Okay, how—were you in attendance yesterday?
VE: Yes I was.
RM: And do you have any opinions or ah—feelings about how the conference went yesterday?VE: No I don’t.
RM: Okay, thank you.
VE: Sorry, no opinions no—.
End of Interview