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 descending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
3647 Alpine Video Enjoy Beginning Turns Alexandria, VA:PBS Video, 1976? VHS29 min.
3774 Alpine Video Lewis, Madeleine Skiing K Lorimar, Home Video, 1986 VHS20 min.
3900 Alpine Video Miller, Warren White Magic Hermosa Beach, CA:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1989 VHS 91 min.
4027 Alpine Video Feliu, Tom Spirit Of The Mountains 1993 VHS60 min.
4152 Alpine Video Barrymore, Dick The Golden Years Of Ski Films Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1997 VHS113 min.
4279 Alpine Video Geiger, Will Alaskan Monkey Business Juneau, AK: 2002 VHS30 min.
1191 Alpine Autobiography Woolsey, Elizabeth Off The Beaten Track Wilson, WY: Wilson Bench Press, 1984 208 p. illus.
1315 Alpine Children Tinker, Gene Let's Learn To Ski New York:Walker, 1969 117 p. illus.
1439 Alpine Equipment Miller, Earl That Men Might Ski Orem, UT: MIller Ski Company, 1951 76 p. illus.
1565 Alpine Film Warner Brothers Mountain Fighters Warner Brothers, 1943 35 mm.30 min.
1692 Alpine Film Coty, Victor White Magic Stowe, VT: Victor Coty, 1956? Color
1818 Alpine Film Lufthansa A Winter Gala Released by Sterling Movies, U.S.A., 1967 16 mm. 28 min
1945 Alpine Film United States Ski Team Nations' World Series Of Skiing: Men's Dual Giant Slalom Teknifilm, Inc., 1974 8 mm. 27 min
2071 Alpine Film Mitchell, Stephen Long. writer Ski Patrol 1989
2195 Alpine Guide Mitchell, Elyne Australia's Alps Sydney, Australia: Angus & Robertson, Ltd., 1946 185 p. illus. map
2232 Alpine Guide Heuser, William L. Tourism And Skiing In The San Juan Basin Area [Durango, CO:] 1959 53 p.
2359 Alpine Guide Barlow, Henry Aspen To Whitefish: A Skier's Guide To The Rockies Crested Butte, CO:Malachite Publishing Company, 1982 105 p. illus
2485 Alpine Guide Casewit, Curtis W. Skiers Guide To Colorado Houston, TX: Gulf Publishing Company, 1993 202 p. illus. maps
2612 Alpine Handbook Scharff, Robert. editor Ski Magazine's Encyclopedia Of Skiing New York: Harper & Row, 1974 427 p. illus.
2738 Alpine Mountaineering Smythe, Francis Sydney Climbs And Ski Runs: Mountaineering And Ski-ing In The Alps Edinburgh, London: W. Blackwood & Sons, Ltd., 1931 307 p. illus.