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
Alpine Children Crossingham, John Skiing In Action New York:Crabtree Publishing, 2005 32 p. illus.
1512 Alpine Film Lang, Otto Ski Flight Hollywood, CA: Warner Brothers Pictures, 1937 16 mm. 10 mins
1639 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank She And Ski San Rafael, CA: Frank Howard Films, 1952? 16 mm. 45 min.
1765 Alpine Film Vermont Development Department Vermont Ski Story Vermont Development Department, 1963 16 mm. 28 min.
1892 Alpine Film Utah Tourism Council Salt Lake City Or Bust Salt Lake City, UT: 1970? 20 min.
2018 Alpine Film Nat Young Films Fall Line Los Angeles, CA:Churchill Films, 1979 16 mm. 17 min.
2142 Alpine Freestyle Wieman, Randy Freestyle Skiing: A Complete Guide To The Fundamentals Of Sydney; London: Angus & Robertson, 1980
2268 Alpine Guide Pringle, Graham Ski Country 1969 New York:Pringle-Hayden, 1968 41 p.
2394 Alpine Guide Johnson, Randy Southern Snow: The Winter Guide To Dixie Boston, MA: Appalachian Mountain Club, 1987 369 p. illus.
2521 Alpine Guide Walter, Claire Skiing On A Budget:Moneywise Tips And Deals On Lift Ticke Cincinnati, OH:Betterway Books, 1996 156 p.
2647 Alpine Handbook Bell, Martin Let's Go Skiing London:Patridge, 1990 128 p. illus
2773 Alpine Mountaineering Tejada-Flores, Lito Wilderness Skiing San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club, 1972 310 p. illus.
2894 Alpine Powder, Heli & Harder, Gustav Deep Powder Skiing: Useful Hints For Beginners And Advanc Woodbury, NY: Barron's, 1979 90 p. illus.
3020 Alpine Racing Keller, Lester L Measuring Opinions Toward The Use And Importance Of A M Salt Lake City, UT: Author, 1995 viii, 69 lvs.
3147 Alpine Technique Caulfeild, Vivian How To Ski And How Not To London: Nisbet & Co., 1932 286 p. illus.
3274 Alpine Technique Iselin, Fred The New Invitation to Skiing New York: Simon & Schuster, 1958 243 p. illus.
3400 Alpine Technique Lund, Morten The Skier's Bible Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972 176 p. illus.
3527 Alpine Technique Cottrell, Jim Skiing Everyone Winston-Salem, NC:Hunter Textbooks, 1987 88 p. illus.
3651 Alpine Video Barrymore, Dick Wild Skis Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore, 1978 VHS90 min
3778 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Steep And Deep Irvine, CA: Karl-Lorimar Home Video, 1986 VHS92 min