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
2791 Alpine Mountaineering Roberts, Eric High Level Route: Chamonix, Zermatt, Saas: Ski Mountaineer Reading, England:West Col Productions, 1984 147 p. illus. maps
2911 Alpine Promotional Needham, Richard. editor Warren Miller's Ski Fever! Del Mar, CA:Tehabi Books, 1995 168 p. illus.
3038 Alpine Teaching Guid Lash, Bill An Outline Of Ski Teaching Methods Salt Lake City, UT: Elbert Kirkham, 1959 104 p. illus.
3165 Alpine Technique Bautzmann, Hermann Learn To Ski N.Y., Macmillan, 1936 81, p. illus.
3292 Alpine Technique Bradley, David Expert Skiing New York:Grosset & Dunlap, 1960 224 p. illus.
3418 Alpine Technique Schranz, Karl The Karl Schranz 7-Day Ski System New York: Macmillan, 1974 105 p. illus.
3545 Alpine Technique Porter, Mike Alpine Skiing Handbook Lakewood, CO:PSIA, 1989 173 p. illus.
3669 Alpine Video Barrymore, Dick Wild Skis Karl Video, 1980 VHS60 min
3795 Alpine Video Official Workout And Training Program Developed By The U. Santa Ana, CA:Bookshelf Video, 1986 VHS60 min
3922 Alpine Video Zlataris, Harvey Valdez Goes Extreme 199? VHS58 min.
4048 Alpine Video National Ski Patrol System ESPSN's Secrets Of Speed Denver, CO: National Ski Patrol System, 1993 VHS30 min.
4174 Alpine Video Norwegian Broadcasting Corp. Lillehammer '94 Franconia, NH:New England Ski Musuem, 1997 VHS85 min
4298 Alpine Wit & Humor Cleaver, Reginald Alpine Sport:A Sketch-Book London: 1922? 16 plates
1213 Alpine Autobiography Lang, Otto A Bird Of Passage: From The Alps Of Austria To Hollywood U. Missoula, MT:Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1996 xii, 463 p. illus.
1336 Alpine Children Marozzi, Alfred Skiing Basics Paramus, NJ:Prentice-Hall, 1984 48 p.
1461 Alpine Equipment Melsky, Gerald Steven The Design Of A Device To Test The Dynamic Performance Of Boston, MA:Author, 1979 57 lvs. illus. plans
1587 Alpine Film Jay, John Singing Skis Norfolk, CT: John Jay Productions, 1947 16 mm.
1714 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Western Wonderland Series. No. 10 Omaha, NE:Union Pacific Railroad Motion Picture 1957 16 mm. 12 min
1840 Alpine Film United States Olympic Committee Olympic Skates And Skis 1968 16 mm. 13 min.
1967 Alpine Film Rumsey, Mark. director Quebec Kandahar Toronto, Canada:Ryerson Polytechnical Institute 1975 16 mm. 23 min