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 K Secondary Disort descending Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
4655 Combined Bibliographies Brown, Karl. editor Modern Olympics:A List Of Reference Material In The New Y New York:New York Public Library, 1939 29 p.
4706 Combined Bibliographies Joemann, Rupert Bibliographie zum Weltkampfwesen im Nordischen Skisport Koln: 1994 230 p.
4688 Combined Bibliographies Deutsche Sporthochschule Skisport, Alphabetishces Verzeichnis der Skisport literature Koln: Bundesinstitut fur sportwissenschaft, 1985 95 lvs.
4656 Combined Bibliographies Ziemba, Stanislaw Sladami dwUch desek:zarys dziejUw narciastwa Krakow:Wydawn, Literacki: 1955 A concise Polish ski bibliography, lists titles in Polish, German, French and English.
4707 Combined Bibliographies Jordan, Holger Bibliographie zur Technikentwicklung im Skispringen Koln: 1994 82 p.
4689 Combined Bibliographies Burns, Grant The Sports Pages: A Critical Bibliography of Twentieth Centur Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1987 274 p.
4657 Combined Bibliographies Mlodzikowskiego, G. Narciarstwo; zarys encyklopedyczny Warsaw:Sport i Turystyka, 1957 pp. 712-718.
4708 Combined Bibliographies Theiss, Lars Bibliographie zum Thema Patrouillenlauf und Biathlon im Sk Koln: 1994 130 p.
4690 Combined Bibliographies Cross Country Skiing: Video/Film Directory McLean, VA:Ski Industries of America, 1987
4658 Combined Bibliographies Fedden, Henry R. A Bibliographical Note On The Early Literature Of Skiing In E London?Author, 1960 7 lvs.
4709 Combined Bibliographies Brinkmann, Heiner Skisport:Bibliographie von Anbeginn bis 1974 Berichte und Koln:Deutschland:Sport und Buch Strauss, 1995 331 p.
4691 Combined Bibliographies Brinkmann, Heiner Skisport-Bibliographie 1975-1985 Koln:Bundesinstitut fur Sportwissenschaft, 1989 375p.
4659 Combined Bibliographies Ehrler, Wilfried Skiliteratur.Deutschsprachige Veroffentlichungen von den A Leipzig: Veroffentilchungen der Bibliothek der Deutsc 1961 220 p.
4710 Combined Bibliographies Pitzen, Harald Die technische Entwicklung im Skilanglauf unter besonderer Koln: 1995 129 p.
4692 Combined Bibliographies Goeldner, Charles R. Bibliography Of Skiing Studies Boulder, CO: Business Research Division, Univ. of C 1989 139 leaves
4660 Combined Bibliographies Pain, William. Editor The American Ski Directory New York:Pocket Books, 1961 415 p. illus.
4711 Combined Bibliographies Schwartz, Gary H. Skiing Literature:A Bibliographical Catalogue Mill Valley, CA: Wood River Publishing, 1995 255 p. illus.
4693 Combined Bibliographies Gonzalez, Diana Bibliography Of Skiing Studies McLean, VA:Ski Industries America, 1989 ii, 169 p.
4661 Combined Bibliographies USDA Forest Service Bibliography Of Avalanche Literature: Supplement l Washington, D.C.: USDA Forest Service, 1964
4712 Combined Bibliographies Birolini, Leonello Il Camminalibro: Catalogo dei Patrimonio Librario delle Sott Albino:C.A.I. Albino, 1996 153 p. illus.