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
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
1266 Biography Fry, John Winners On The Ski Slopes New York: Franklin Watts, 1979 48 p. illus.
1307 Alpine Children Fitzsimmons, Robert How To Ski Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1964 64 p. illus.
1431 Alpine Equipment Northland Ski Manufacturing Company Northland Skis: Toboggans, Snow Shoes, Hockey Sticks St. Paul, MN:The Company, 1930 56 p. illus.
1558 Alpine Film U.S. War Department Ski Equipment Washington, D.C.: U.S. War Department, 1942 16 mm 21 mins.
1684 Alpine Film Murri, Robert Little Skier's Big Day Aspen, CO: 1955
1811 Alpine Film Sherburne Corporation Killington At Your Service Killington, VT:Sherburne Corporation, 1966 16 mm. 7 min.
1937 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Mountain High Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1974 16 mm. 90 min
2101 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Snowriders II Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1997
2225 Alpine Guide Beatty, William A. The White Roof Of Australia Melbourne, Australia: Cassell, 1958 80 p. illus.
2351 Alpine Guide Fetter, Richard L. Vail, A Connoisseur's Guide Boulder, CO: Johnson Books, 1981 152 p. illus.
2477 Alpine Guide Newey, Rob Snowbird: The Ultimate Mountain Map And Pocket Guide Birmingham, AL: Menasha Ridge Press, 1992
2604 Alpine Handbook Heller, Mark Ski London:Faber, 1969 248 p. illus.
2730 Alpine Mountaineering Roget, Francois Frederic Ski Runs In The High Alps London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1913 312 p. illus.
2855 Alpine Mountaineering Selters, Andy Glacier Travel And Crevasse Rescue Seattle, WA:The Mountaineers, 1999 144 p. illus.
2976 Alpine Racing Reynolds, Tom A Guide To Alpine Coaching For Coaches & Competitors Farmington, ME:New Additions, 1974 111 p. illus.
3104 Alpine Technique Rickmers, W.G.R. Ski-ing For Beginners and Mountaineers New York:Scribner, 1910 175, [1] p. illus.
3230 Alpine Technique D'Egville, Alan H. Ski-ing:Basic Technique For The Beginner London; Toronto:W. Heineman, 1947 42 p. illus.
3357 Alpine Technique Joubert, Georges How To Ski The New French Way New York:Dial Press, 1967 208 p. illus