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
2666 Alpine Handicap Orr, Larry Pulk Skiing, Sled Skiing And Ice Sledding For Persons With Loretto, MN:Vinland National Center, 1983 57, [20] p. illus
2792 Alpine Mountaineering Gillette, Ned Everest Grand Circle:A Climbing And Skiing Adventure Thro Seattle, WA:The Mountaineers, 1985 216 p. illus.
2912 Alpine Psychology Brown, E.A. Comparative Study Of Personality Traits Of Varsity Skiers, Var Salt Lake City, UT:Author, 1969
3039 Alpine Teaching Guid Chase, Curt The Aspen Ski School Instructors' Manual, Technical Analysis Aspen, CO: 1960?
3166 Alpine Technique Bracken, William R. Ski-ing: Its Technique Henley-on-the-Thames, England: The Borough Press, 1936 70 p. illus.
3293 Alpine Technique Editors of Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated Book Of Skiing Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960 83 p. illus.
3419 Alpine Technique Auran, John Henry The Ski Better Book: Skiing From The Edges Up New York: Dial Press, 1975 117 p. illus.
3546 Alpine Technique Twardokens, George Universal Ski Techniques:Principles And Practices Reno, NV: Kinko's, 1989 195 p. illus.
3670 Alpine Video East, Chuck Olympiad Concerto:1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid, Alpi K2 Ski Corporation; Distributed by Solomon, 1980 VHS17 min
3796 Alpine Video The Search For The Ultimate Run Plymouth, NH:Simitar, 1986 VHS30 min.
3923 Alpine Video Bell, Martin Let's Go Skiing 1990 British video
4049 Alpine Video New York, New Haven & Hartford RR Let's Go Skiing Franconia, NH: New England Ski Museum, 1993 VHS 28 min
4175 Alpine Video Ostlund, Ruben Free Radicals Down Films, 1997 VHS
4299 Alpine Wit & Humor D'Egville, Alan H. S'no Fun London: Jarrolds, 1925 96 p. illus.
1204 Alpine Autobiography Martin, Andy Coming Down The Mountain London:Phoenix, 1993 224 p.
1327 Alpine Children Gruneberg, Pierre Skiing St. Albans:Hart-Davis, 1980 61 p. illus. maps
1499 Alpine Film McCrillis, John. photographer Dartmouth Outing Club Downhill Ski Race On Mt. Moosilauke Hanover, NH: Dartmouth Outing Club, 1931 16 mm. 7 mins.
1626 Alpine Film Thorner, Hans Action In The Alps Manchester, VT:Hans Thorner Films, 1950?
1752 Alpine Film Walt Disney Productions Fantasy On Skis Hollywood, CA: Walt Disney Productions, 1962 16 mm. 60 min
1879 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Ski Girl Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1970 16 mm. l8 min