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Vee Nisley wallpaper samples and ephemera for the Sandpiper Apartments (Palm Desert, Calif.) 0000383
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Custodial History note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
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  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: Vee Nisley wallpaper samples and ephemera for the Sandpiper Apartments (Palm Desert, Calif.)
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000383
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.0 Linear feet 7 rolls of wallpaper, two ceramic tiles, 4 posters, 3 magazines
    Date: 1959-1989
    Location note: Offsite drawers- D132-D133; ADC regular- 1 box
    creator: Nisley, Vee
    creator: Vee Nisley and Associates.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Born Violet Marie Hart in 1913 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Vee Nisley graduated from the Milwaukee Art Institute's Layton School of Art in 1939. She opened her own design studio after graduation, then became an aviator for the Women's Airforce Service Pilots during World War II. In 1945 she moved to the Coachella Valley to open vineards in Indio and Thermal. Vee Nisley was an interior designer in the Coachella Valley of California from the late 1940s until the 1980s. Nisley had an office in Rancho Mirage, then in Palm Desert along Highway 111. She designed the interiors for many of the new developments in the desert, including the Sandpiper Development. She died in 2003.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of Linda Holden Clode, 2019

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Partially processed collection; open for use by qualified researchers

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Copyright not transferred

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection contains materials used in the Sandpiper Apartments interior design. It includes 7 rolls of wall paper, two ceramic tiles, one wood trim piece with paint samples, three copies of Palm Springs Life magazine which contain advertisements by Nisley, and four poster-board displays containing original and photocopied invoices, receipts, photographs, letters, and notes about Vee Nisley and her designs for the Sandpiper Apartments (compiled by Linda Holden Clode).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Nisley, Vee
    Vee Nisley and Associates.