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
1719 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Are Your Skis On Straight? Warren Miller Productions, 1958
1845 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Spider And The French Man Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1969 16 mm. 78 min
1251 Alpine Biography Amstutz, Walter Sir Arnold Lunn, 1888-1974 Kinneton, Warwickshire: 1974? 48 p.
1377 Alpine Children Bauer, Larry Skiing Glendale, CA:Griffin, 1998 16 p. illus.
2577 Alpine Handbook Max Cook Sporting Goods Company Ski Manual Denver, CO:Max Cook Sporting Goods Company, 1942 46 p. illus
1906 Alpine Film Children's Hospital, Denver Two Three--Fasten Your Ski D.H.F. Productions, 1972 16 mm. 18 min
2864 Alpine Physiology Briwa, Helen Hale The Relationships of Leg Strength And Motor Ability To Form Northampton, MA:Author, 1957 52 lvs. illus
2989 Alpine Racing Samuel, John Ski Sunday London: British Broadcasting, 1982 160 p. illus
1499 Alpine Film McCrillis, John. photographer Dartmouth Outing Club Downhill Ski Race On Mt. Moosilauke Hanover, NH: Dartmouth Outing Club, 1931 16 mm. 7 mins.
2704 Alpine Lifts Lynch, Peter Fyler Chair Lift Research And Design Ithaca, NY:Author, 1978 xiv, 227 lvs. illus
2033 Alpine Film Films Incorporated The Other Side Of The Mountain Cambridge, MA: Films Incorporated, 1981
3117 Alpine Technique Caulfeild, Vivian How To Ski And How Not To New York:C. Scribner's Sons, 1923 viii, 286 p. illus.
1626 Alpine Film Thorner, Hans Action In The Alps Manchester, VT:Hans Thorner Films, 1950?
2192 Alpine Guide Dole, Charles Minot. editor 1947 National Skiing Guide. New York: A.S. Barnes & Company, 1946 160 p. illus.
2318 Alpine Guide Editors of Ski Magazine Skier's Guide To The East New York: Times Mirror Magazines, 1975 144 p. illus.
2445 Alpine Guide Walter, Claire The Berlitz Handbook To Skiing The Alps Lausanne, Switzerland:Berlitz Guides, 1990 320 p. illus. maps
3263 Alpine Technique Georg, Hans Modern Ski Systems New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1954 64 p. illus.
3389 Alpine Technique Jerome, John Sports Illustrated Skiing New York: Harper & Row, 1971 96 p. illus
3516 Alpine Technique Claridge, Marit Usborne Book Of Skiing Tulsa, OK: EDC Pub., 1986 64 p. illus
3640 Alpine Video Pyramid Films Ski Whiz Santa Monica, CA: Pyramid Films, 1972 VHS8 min