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
3824 Alpine Video Introduction To Skiing Basics Memphis, TN:Main Street Video, 1987 VHS27 min.
3951 Alpine Video Stump, Greg How To Thrill: The Instructional Video For Aggressive Skiers Portland, ME: Delamo Films, Ltd. 1990 VHS 35 minutes
4077 Alpine Video Older, Jules Tales From The Mountain:Mount Snow's First 40 Years Dover, VT:Mount Snow, Inc., 1994 VHS13 min.
4203 Alpine Video Tejada-Flores, Lito Breakthrough On Skis III:Shaped Skis Telluride, CO: 1998 VHS53 min.
4326 Alpine Wit & Humor Godlington, Doug Piste London: Wolfe Publishing, 1971 95 p. illus.
1188 Alpine Autobiography Berscheit, Mary Jo Joy On The Mountain Dearborn, 1982
1312 Alpine Children Pitou, Penny Skiing Guidebook:Basic Ski Technique For Boys And Girls New York: McGraw-Hill, 1967 79 p. illus.
1436 Alpine Equipment J. Warshal & Sons Warshal's 1940 Ski Catalog Seattle, WA:J. Warshal & Sons 1940 22 p. illus.
1563 Alpine Film Johnston, Robert Training Films Of The 10th Mountain Division At Camp Hale, Colorado 1943- 16 mm. 2 reels Color
1689 Alpine Film Ski New York Albany, NY: New York State Department of Commer 1955 16 mm. 14 mins
1815 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Last Of The Ski Bums Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1967 16 mm. 90 min
1942 Alpine Film Ryan, Paul Someday Denver, CO:Colour Images Unlimited, 1974 16 mm. ll min.
2068 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Escape To Ski Warren Miller Productions, 1988
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
2536 Alpine Guide Tower, Elizabeth Umbrella Guide To Skiing In Alaska: Downhill And Cross-Cou Kenmore, WA:Epicenter Press, 1997 159 p. illus. maps
2662 Alpine Handicap Schroeder, Hal Amputee Ski Technique Portland, OR: Portland Junior Chamber of Commerce 1965 32 p. illus.
2788 Alpine Mountaineering Bein, Vic Mountain Skiing Seattle, WA:The Mountaineers, 1982 192 p. illus.
2908 Alpine Promotional Grace, Edwin The Doctor Looks At Skiing Boston: J.F. Winters, 1939 64 p.