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
1441 Alpine Equipment Head Skis:The Engineered Revolution Timmonium, MD:Head Ski Company, 1955? 26 p.
1567 Alpine Film Lang, Otto Ski Meister Hollywood, CA:RKO-Pathe, 1944
1694 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Ski West 1956 16 mm. 20 min
1820 Alpine Film Portia Mansfield Motion Pictures Ski Exercises Released by Mary Lou Schmunk, 1967 16 mm. 7 min
1947 Alpine Film United States Ski Team Nations' World Series Of Skiing: Men's Slalom Teknifilm, Inc., 1974 8 mm. 26 min
2073 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Extreme Winter Hermosa Beach, CA:Warren Miller Productions, 1990
2197 Alpine Guide Johnnsen, H. Smith Sweet Caporal Skiers' Guide Montreal, P.Q.: Imperial Tobacco, 1947 unpaged. illus. m
2323 Alpine Guide Enzel, Robert G. The White Book Of U.S. Ski Areas, 1976-77 Washington, DC:Inter-Ski Services, 1976 328 p.
2450 Alpine Guide Wisconsin Winter Adventures: A Guide to Winter Recreational Madison, WI: Wisconsin Tourism Department, 1990 112 p. illus. maps
2576 Alpine Handbook Gerber Brothers Ski Manual1941 Edition Seattle, WA:Gerber Brothers, 1941 50 p. illus
2703 Alpine Lifts Herron, Robert Cannon Mountain, Franconia Notch State Park: Preliminary E Conmcord, NH: N.H. Dept. of Resources & Economi 1977 l v. (various paging), illus
2827 Alpine Mountaineering Dumler, Helmut The High Mountains Of The Alps London:Diadem, 1993
2949 Alpine Psychology Rabbitte, Vince Zen And The Skiing Experience Penticton, B.C.:V. Rabbitte, 2002 59 p. illus.
3075 Alpine Teaching Guid CAST (Glasgow, Scotland) Curricular Package For 80126: Outdoor Pursuits Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom:CAST, 1989 78 p. illus
3203 Alpine Technique Rybizka, Benno The Hannes Schneider Ski Technique New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1938 xv, 109 p. illus
3329 Alpine Technique Gemsch, Norbert Modern Ski-ing London: Cassell, 1964 112 p. illus.
1154 Alpine Autobiography D'Egville, Alan H. Adventures In Safety London:Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd., 1937 x, 340 p. illus.
1278 Alpine Biography McCabe, Nora Laurie Graham Markham, Ontario, Canada: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1990 48 p. illus.
3456 Alpine Technique Killy, Jean Claude Le Ski London: Cassell, 1978 182 p. illus.
3582 Alpine Technique Foster, Ellen Post Skiing And The Art Of Carving Edwards, CO:Turning Point Ski Foundation, 1996 272 p. illus.