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.
1266 Biography Fry, John Winners On The Ski Slopes New York: Franklin Watts, 1979 48 p. illus.
4377 Academic Curri Sullivan, June Ann Documentation Of A Parent Sponsored Curriculum Alternativ Greeley, CO:Author, 1980 79 lvs. & videoca
4261 Alpine Video DeCesare, John Propaganda Trinidad Entertainment/ Poor Boyz Productions, 2001 DVD90 min.
1161 Alpine Autobiography Douglas, Henry Percy My Skiing Years; The Story Of The Start And Development Of Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Whitcombe & Gilmour, 1951 126 p. illus.
1244 Alpine Biography Valens, Evans G. A Long Way Up: The Story Of Jill Kinmont New York: Harper & Row, 1966 viii, 245 p. illus
1370 Alpine Children Shedden, John Skiing Mechanicsburg, PA:Stackpole Books, 1995
1494 Alpine Film Curry Company, Yosemite National Park Winter Sports In Yosemite National Park 1925? 10 min.
1621 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Wax Those Skis San Rafael, CA:Frank Howard Films, 1950? 16 mm. 70 min.
1747 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Some Like It Cold Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1962 16 mm. 90 min
1874 Alpine Film Our Middle Name Is Powder Know Productions, 1970 16 mm. 16 min.
2000 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Wild Skis Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1978
2124 Alpine Freestyle Ercanbrack, D. A Cinematographic Analysis Of The Techniques And Mechani Provo, UT:Author, 1971
2250 Alpine Guide Buxton, John Buxton's Guide:Eastern Ski Slopes Greenwich, CT:John S. Herold, Inc., 1964 176 p. illus.
2377 Alpine Guide Blair, Debbie Skier's Guide 1985/86 Pontiac, MI:Ameritech Publishing Enterprises, 1985
2503 Alpine Guide Reid, T.R. Ski Japan Tokyo:Kodansha, 1994 328 p.illus. map
2630 Alpine Handbook Miller, Peter Peter Miller's Ski Almanac Garden City, NY: Nick Lyons Books, 1979 308 p. illus.
2845 Alpine Mountaineering Dawson, Louis W. II Wild Snow: 54 Classic Ski And Snowboard Descents OfNorth Golden, CO:The American Alpine Club, 1998 269 p. illus. maps
2966 Alpine Racing Canadian Ski Association Summer Program/The Canadian Ski Association Ontario, Canada: The Coaching Association of Cana 197? 24 lvs. Illus.
3093 Alpine Technique Crichton Somerville, D.M.M. Ski-Running London: Horace Cox, 1904 76 p.illus