Tessie Bundick Papers
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains correspondence, research files, photographs, costume designs, articles, books, and audiovisual materials.
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.
Restrictions on Use
Copyright is retained by the copyright holder.
Tessie Bundick is a local Twin Cities makeup artist with a broad and varied career. She worked several local films, including "Old Explorers" and "Purple Haze," as well as radio programs such as Prairie Home Companion. She is also known as a costume designer and has costumed theater artists, models for book covers (including books by Bethany House Publishers), and actors in advertising. She worked with many famous local and national celebrities, including River Phoenix, Emmy Lou Harris, Garrison Keillor, Chet Atkins, the Everly Brothers, Jose Ferrar, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and President Barack Obama. Bundick has also taught makeup courses at the University of Minnesota.
3 boxes (3 linear feet)
Language of Materials
Includes correspondence, books, costume photos, articles and research, schedules, and audiovisual materials collected by Tessie Bundick during her career as a local make-up artist.
The collection is organized in the following series:
- Audiovisual Materials
- Artistic Records
The collection was donated to the Performing Arts Archives by Tessie Bundick in 2015.
The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Kathryn Hujda and Kate McManus in 2016.
- Bundick, Tessie (Theresa Jane)
- Cosmetics industry -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Fairbanks, Douglas Jr.
- Obama, Barack
- Phoenix, River
- Purple Haze Film Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Whitmore, James
- Tessie Bundick papers
- Kathryn Hujda
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Collecting Area Details
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