Henry Yaple's Ski Bibliography

Henry M. Yaple, the chief librarian at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., spent 11 years assembling a massive bibliography of skiing. The goal was to list every book, dissertation, film video and piece of software published on skiing, in English, between 1890 and 2002.

The resulting two-volume work, comprising 732 pages, was published by ISHA in 2004. It lists more than 7,000 items.

How to Use Ski Bibliography

Information in Ski Bibliography can be found through multiple access points.

SUBJECT INDEX: There are three subject indices: NORDIC, ALPINE and COMBINED. These indices are located in Volume I, xxiv-xxvi and Volume II, xxxi respectively. Citations in the NORDIC Index are concerned with skis and skiing where the skier's heel is not fixed or attached to the ski. Citations in the ALPINE Index are concerned with skis and skiing where the skier's heel is fixed or attached to the ski. Citations in the COMBINED Index concentrate primarily upon the business or industry of skiing, and may apply either to nordic skiing, alpine skiing or both.

The various sub-categories of the NORDIC, ALPINE and COMBINED indices are derived from the subject matter of the actual works listed. For example, there are works listed under NORDIC/Trails, ALPINE/Lifts, and COMBINED/Market Research.

The entries or citations in Ski Bibliography are numbered consecutively so that each entry has its own discrete or unique number. The numerical range of items are listed for each sub-category in the respective subject indices. For example, NORDIC/Autobiographies covers items 2 through 15. ALPINE/Film covers items 1487 through 2123, and COMBINED/Fiction covers items 4937 through 5166.

NORDIC Bibliography section contains all entries on nordic skiing from item 1 to 1137 in Volume I.

ALPINE Bibliography section contains all entries on alpine skiing from items 1138 to 4372 in Volume I.

COMBINED Bibliography section contains all entries from items 4373 to 7183 in Volume II.

Within the NORDIC, ALPINE, and COMBINED bibliography sections respectively, the subject sub-categories are arranged alphabetically, and the within each sub-category the entries are arranged chronologically by publishing or release date. Within each year, the entries are arranged alphabetically by author or by title if an author is lacking.

SERIALS Bibliography section is arranged alphabetically by title. This section of the bibliography contains entries from items 7,184 to 7,617 in Volume II.

AUTHOR Index contains a list of all authors, editors, illustrators, photographers, producers, directors, writers included in the bibliography. It is arranged alphabetically, and each name carries the number(s) of the citation(s) in the bibliography to which it refers.

TITLE Index contains a list of all titles included in the bibliography. It is arranged alpha-betically, and each title carries the number(s) of the citation(s) to which it refers in the bibliography.

e Primary Ksort descending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
1266 Biography Fry, John Winners On The Ski Slopes New York: Franklin Watts, 1979 48 p. illus.
7087 Winter Sports Jefferis, David Snow Sports Austin, TX:Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 2002 32 p. illus.
4377 Academic Curri Sullivan, June Ann Documentation Of A Parent Sponsored Curriculum Alternativ Greeley, CO:Author, 1980 79 lvs. & videoca
3857 Alpine Video Miller, Warren The Best of Warren Miller Comedy Volume 1 Hermosa Beach, CA: Warren Miller Entertainment, 1988 VHS60 min
3983 Alpine Video Grigg, David 1992 World Extreme Skiing Championships Minneapolis, MN:Quality Video, 1992 VHS90 min
4109 Alpine Video Madacy Video Colorado St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada:Madacy Entertainme 1995 VHS60 min
4235 Alpine Video Coastal Disturbance WASP Films, 1999 VHS
4359 Alpine Wit & Humor Miller, Warren On Film In Print Vail, CO:Ritem & Printem, 1994 268 p. illus
1998 Alpine Film Henry Phipps Goes Skiing Films, Inc., 1977 16 mm.52 min
Alpine Film Sheridan, Matt. Producer & director Person As Projectile 2005 4 min.
2248 Alpine Guide USDA. Forest Service, Northern Region Ski Guide Missoula, MT: USDA Forest Service, 1963 29 p. illus.
2375 Alpine Guide Barry, Margaret Ski Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Lone Pine Publishers, 1985 239 p.
2501 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Skiing America '95 Hamstead, NH: World Leisure Corp., 1994 470 p. illus.
1356 Alpine Children Jordon, Dorothy Skiing With Children New York: TWYCH 1990
2628 Alpine Handbook Heller, Mark. editor The Complete Skiing Handbook London: Martin Dunitz 1979 240 p. illus
1481 Alpine Equipment Hsiao, Elizabeth T. A Dynamic Model To Study The Influence of Alpine Ski Boot Rochester, NY: Author, 1994 80 lvs. illus.
1607 Alpine Film Jay, John Alps To The Andes Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1949 16 mm.
1733 Alpine Film Becker, Marvin. producer Flame In The Snow 1960 16 mm.30 min
1260 Alpine Biography Boyes, Rosemary The Honourable Thomas Walter Mitchell, C.M.G: Australian S Mt. Eliza, Victoria, Australia: 1977
1860 Alpine Film Smythe, Cyrus Skiing: Parallel Turns Chicago, IL: Athletic Institute, 1969 Sup 8 mm4 min