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
2207 Alpine Guide Aspen, Colorado: Skiing Unsurpassed, Winter 1949-1950 New York: William P. Wolfe Organization, 1949 12 p. illus.
4103 Alpine Video Harley, Ned R. Sensational Skiing:Dancing With Gravity On A Ballroom Of Vail, CO:Vail Press, 1995 VHS
4229 Alpine Video The North Face Higher On The Mountain Straight Up Films, 1999 VHS
4353 Alpine Wit & Humor Ingham, Richard Ski Whizz London: 1990 65p.
3353 Alpine Technique Wallace, William N. The Golden Ski Guide: A Complete Course Of Instruction In T New York: Golden Press, 1966 160 p. illus.
1294 Alpine Biography Dippold, Joel Picabo Street: Downhill Dynamo Minneapolis, MN:Lerner Productions, 1998 64 p. illus.
1191 Alpine Autobiography Woolsey, Elizabeth Off The Beaten Track Wilson, WY: Wilson Bench Press, 1984 208 p. illus.
2827 Alpine Mountaineering Dumler, Helmut The High Mountains Of The Alps London:Diadem, 1993
2661 Alpine Handbook United States Olympic Committee A Basic Guide To Skiing And Snowboarding Torrance, CA:Griffin Publishing, 2002 150 p. illus.
1627 Alpine Film Top Of The Ski World 1951?
3458 Alpine Technique Boswell, Bryan Skiing Fundamentals Terrey Hills, N.S.W., Australia:Reed, 1979 80 p. illus
Alpine Film Sheridan, Matt. Producer & director Person As Projectile 2005 4 min.
3222 Alpine Technique Huber, Eddie The Complete Ski Manual: How To Begin, How To Improve, H Toronto, Ontario, Canada:Copp Clark Co., 1946 137 p. illus
2460 Alpine Guide Oliver, Peter Insider's Guide To The Best Skiing In New England Telluride, CO: Western Eye Press, 1991 256 p. illus.
3006 Alpine Racing Evans, Walt. editor Alpine Junior Handbook 1990 Park City, UT:USSA, 1989 144 p. illus.
3079 Alpine Teaching Guid CAST (Glasgow, Scotland) Curricular Package For 80226: Outdoor Pursuits Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom: CAST, 1990 74 p.
1664 Alpine Film Ski Mania New York:Castle Films, 1953 16 mm.8 min
2309 Alpine Guide Minnesota. Dept. of Economic Development Guide To Skiing In Minnesota St. Paul, MN:The Department, 1974 12 p. illus
1832 Alpine Film Eastman Kodak Company Ski America! Released by Paramount Pictures Corporation, 1968 35 mm. 18 min
1771 Alpine Film Canada, Dept. of National Health Learn To Ski Montreal, Quebec, Canada: The Board, 1964 16 mm.15 min