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
3250 Alpine Technique Trouble-Shooting Guide For Skiers New York:Universal Publishing, 1950 32 p. illus
3377 Alpine Technique Kramer, Franz Ski The New Way Folkestone, England:Bailey Bros. & Swinfen, 1970 127 p. illus
3503 Alpine Technique Mittermaier, Rosi Skiing Denby Dale, Huddersfield, England: Springfield Book 1984 158 p. illus.
3629 Alpine Tuning Rader, David From Tip To Tail: The Layman's Guide To Basic Alpine Ski Tu Cornerstone Publishing, 1995 65 p.illus
3754 Alpine Video Travel Video Corporation Ski Colorado Phoenix, AZ:Travel Video Corporation, 1985 VHS30 min
3880 Alpine Video Multiglisse Virgin Video, 1988 VHS99 min
4007 Alpine Video Shurcliff, Sidney Dr. Quackenbush Skis The Headwall Franconia, NH: New England Ski Museum, 1992 VHs60 min
4132 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Snow Riders Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1996 VHS92 min
4259 Alpine Video The Legendary Skier:The Stein Eriksen Story Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 2000 VHS40 min.
1233 Alpine Biography Davis, F.B. A Memorial To "Snow-shoe"Thompson, Hero Of The Sierras Los Angeles, CA: 1926 14 p. illus.
1234 Alpine Biography Ylvisaker, Erling The Story Of Snowshoe Thompson Brooklyn, NY:Norwegian News, 1934 15 p.
1243 Alpine Biography Lougee, Laurence W. Ski Champs New York: Pageant Press, 1965
1369 Alpine Children Foster, Ellen Post Technical Skills For Alpine Skiing South Hero, VT:Turning Point Ski Foundation, 1995 142 p.illus
1493 Alpine Film Fanck, Arnold Mountain Of Destiny 1924?
1620 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Ski Technics For The 1950's San Rafael, CA:Frank Howard Films, 1950? 16 mm.11 min.
1746 Alpine Film Olympic Ski Patrol 1961
1873 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The White Search United States:Intercontenental Releasing Corporatio 197? 16 mm. 85 min (3
1999 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Heli-Skiing Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1978 16 mm. 28 min
Alpine Film Swingle, Karl. Director The Khumbu Mighty-Mites 2005 3 min.
2249 Alpine Guide Ski-ing Centres In Austria Wien: Austria: Bundesminsterium fur Handel und Wi 1963 36 p. maps