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
3305 Alpine Technique Cohn, Arnold An Analysis And Comparison Of The Wedeln And Arlberg Skii Dekalb, IL:Author, 1961 61 lvs. illus
3432 Alpine Technique Hathorn, Gina Learn To Ski Toronto, Canada: Coles Pub. Company, 1976 95 p. illus
3558 Alpine Technique Bartelski, Konrad Learn To Ski In A Weekend Sydney, Australia, R.D.Press, 1992
3683 Alpine Video Vacations on Video Ski Holidays In Austria Phoenix, AZ:Vacations on Video, 1980 VHS18 min
3809 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Beyond The Edge Irvine, CA:Lorimar Home Video, 1987 VHS93 min
3936 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Skiing Bloopers II Burbank, CA: Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1990 VHS46 min
4062 Alpine Video Borzage, Frank. director Mortal Storm Santa Monica, CA:MGM/UA Home Video, 1994 VHS100 min
4188 Alpine Video Carmichael, Nelson New School Of Skiing Steamboat Springs, CO:Freestyle Productions, 1998? VHS45 min.
4311 Alpine Wit & Humor Barsis, Max Schuss Cuties And Spill Billies, by Barsis New York: Stephen Daye Press, 1947 45 plates
1138 Alpine Ability Testing Street, Richard Herbert Measurement Of Achievement In Skiing Salt Lake City, UT: Author, 1957 118 lvs.
1262 Alpine Biography Walter, Claire Skiing New York: Harvey House, 1977 62 p. illus.
Alpine Children Crossingham, John Skiing In Action New York:Crabtree Publishing, 2005 32 p. illus.
1512 Alpine Film Lang, Otto Ski Flight Hollywood, CA: Warner Brothers Pictures, 1937 16 mm. 10 mins
1639 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank She And Ski San Rafael, CA: Frank Howard Films, 1952? 16 mm. 45 min.
1765 Alpine Film Vermont Development Department Vermont Ski Story Vermont Development Department, 1963 16 mm. 28 min.
1892 Alpine Film Utah Tourism Council Salt Lake City Or Bust Salt Lake City, UT: 1970? 20 min.
2018 Alpine Film Nat Young Films Fall Line Los Angeles, CA:Churchill Films, 1979 16 mm. 17 min.
2142 Alpine Freestyle Wieman, Randy Freestyle Skiing: A Complete Guide To The Fundamentals Of Sydney; London: Angus & Robertson, 1980
2268 Alpine Guide Pringle, Graham Ski Country 1969 New York:Pringle-Hayden, 1968 41 p.
2394 Alpine Guide Johnson, Randy Southern Snow: The Winter Guide To Dixie Boston, MA: Appalachian Mountain Club, 1987 369 p. illus.