Fonds consists of personal and professional papers generated by artist and sculptor Russ Yuristy, 1947-1993. Although the fonds has been only partially processed, in general the records fall into the following series: Education (1947-1956, 1959, 1965); Personal (1955-1964, 1969-1993); Writing (1960-1971, 1984-1993); Work (1961-1993); Photographs (, 1974-1980); Biographical Information (1972-1984); and Newspaper Clippings (1970-1993). The Work series is subdivided into three sub-series documenting Yuristy's career as a Teacher (1967-1971, 1987-1990), Artist (1961-1993), and Sculptor (1972-1993). Included are correspondence with educational institutions, art galleries, playground operators, Canada Council and other granting agencies, exhibition catalogues, posters and invitations, newspaper clippings, drawings, notes, sketches, plans, and sales records. The fonds also contains personal correspondence with family and friends, legal documents and correspondence, articles, and stories written by Yuristy, and photos of Yuristy and his playground sculptures. 85-38, 90-38 and 93-44 contain personal papers, correspondence with galleries and Canada Council, various drawings and sketches by Yuristy and publications about Yuristy. 90-38 also contains 58 photographs falling into two series: Playground Sculptures; and Personal photographs from Goodeve. 90-38 also contains 2 playground blueprints.
Yuristy, Russell, 1936-