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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 ascending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
4155 Alpine Video Dee, Joe. director "I Never Look Back:"The Buddy Werner Story Hamburg, NY:Dee Bros. Productions, 1997 VHS32 min.
4238 Alpine Video Burshtan, John W. Winter Denver, CO:KRMA-TV 2000 VHS26 min.
4318 Alpine Wit & Humor Josephson, Gabe The Skier's Coloring Book New York:Universal Publishing and Distributing Cor 1962 24 p. illus.
1184 Alpine Autobiography Dercum, Edna Strand It's Easy, Edna, It's Downhill All The Way Dillon, CO: Sirpos Press, 1981 213 p. illus.
1265 Alpine Biography Amstutz, Walter Portrait Of A Pioneer:Sir Arnold Lunn, 1883-1974 Zurich, Switzerland:De Clivio Press, 1979 20 p. ports.
1347 Alpine Children Sjostrom, M. editor Variety Is The Spice Of Life--And Skiing! Gorham, NH: Author, 1988
1428 Alpine Equipment Hanscom Hardware Co. Saggahew Winter Sporting Goods Catalog Haverhill, MA:The Company, 1922 24 p. illus.
1543 Alpine Film New York, New Haven & Hartford RR Let's Go Skiing 1940 28 min approx.
1626 Alpine Film Thorner, Hans Action In The Alps Manchester, VT:Hans Thorner Films, 1950?
1709 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Anyone For Skiing? Los Angeles, CA:Warren Miller, 1957 120 min.
1792 Alpine Film Jay, John Silver Skis Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1965 16 mm
1875 Alpine Film Ski Moderne Buffalo, NY:A-V Explorations, Inc., 1970 16 mm. 10 min.
1958 Alpine Film Jay, John Head For The Hills Rancho Santa Fe: John Jay Productions, 1975 16 mm
1512 Alpine Film Lang, Otto Ski Flight Hollywood, CA: Warner Brothers Pictures, 1937 16 mm. 10 mins
1595 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Ski Colorado 1948 16 mm.30 min
1678 Alpine Film Coty, Victor Ski Tracks Stowe, VT:Victor Coty, 1955? Color
1761 Alpine Film Province of Alberta Where Winter's A Pleasure Released by Canadian Travel Film Library, 1963 16 mm. 27 min.
1844 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Last Of The Ski Bums Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1969 35 mm. 90 min
1927 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Skiing's Great Warren Miller Productions, 1973
2042 Alpine Film Moulton, Richard W. producer & director Legends Of American Skiing Huntington, VT: Keystone Productions, 1982 78 min

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