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Tessie Bundick Papers

Identifier: PA144

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence, research files, photographs, costume designs, articles, books, and audiovisual materials.


  • 1948-2015

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.

Biographical Note

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:

  1. Books
  2. Audiovisual Materials
  3. Artistic Records

Physical Location



The collection was donated to the Performing Arts Archives by Tessie Bundick in 2015.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Kathryn Hujda and Kate McManus in 2016.

Tessie Bundick papers
Kathryn Hujda
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Collecting Area Details

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