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
1556 Alpine Film Roberts, John W. Singing Skis Wakefield, MA:John Roberts, 1942 60 min
1682 Alpine Film McCulloch, Ernie Ernie McCulloch Teaches Skiing Rochester, NY: Storm Productions, 1955
1809 Alpine Film Old Crow Wild, Wonderful World Of Skiing Redondo Beach, CA: Warren Miller Productions, 1966 16mm. 15 min
1935 Alpine Film Wendland, John P. The Challenge Of The Mountains Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Audio Visu 1973 16 mm. 26 min.
2062 Alpine Film Jalbert Productions America's Golden Ski Anniversary New York:Jalbert Productions, 1986 45 min
2185 Alpine Guide Writers' Program, Work Progress Administration, State of Oregon Mount Hood: A Guide New York: Duell, Sloan And Pearce, 1940 132 p. illus.
2311 Alpine Guide Pennsylvania Travel Development Bureau Ski Pennsylvania: The Close Slopes Harrisburg, PA:Pennsylvania Dept. of Commerce, 1974 12 p. illus mpa
2438 Alpine Guide Chauner, Ed Steamboat: The Ultimate Mountain Map And Pocket Guide Birmingham, AL: Menasha Ridge Press, 1990 110 p. illus.
2564 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Ski Europe Hampstead, NY:World Leisure Corp., 2002 350 p. illus. maps
2974 Alpine Racing Bear, Ruedi Technical Outlines For Ski Racing Wadenswil:Ruedi Bear Publication, 1974
2691 Alpine Lifts Kent, Dick Sandia Peak Tram: A Picture Story Albuquerque, NM:Sandia Peak Tram Company, 1966 48 p. illus.
2816 Alpine Mountaineering Selters, Andy Glacier Travel And Crevasse Rescue London:Diadem, 1990 159 p. illus.
3102 Alpine Technique Richardson, E.C. The "shilling" Ski-Runner London: Richardson & Wroughton, 1910 36 p. 16 p. of adv
3228 Alpine Technique Ward,G. Robert T. Skier's Handbook Of Concise Modern Ski Technique And Clas Sydney, Australia: Alliance Printing Company, 1946? Second edition
2937 Alpine Psychology Bryce, Douglas H. An Investigation Into The Psychological Demands Placed On Edinburgh:Scotland Sports Council, 1992 36 p.
3355 Alpine Technique Beattie, Bob Bob Beattie's Learn To Ski New York: Bantam Books, 1967 148 p. illus.
3481 Alpine Technique Prowse, Duncan Learning To Ski Haywards Heath:Schools Abroad, 1981 96 p. illus
3608 Alpine Technique Bartelski, Konrad Learn To Ski In A Weekend London:Covent Garden Books, 2001 95 p.
3732 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association Safety Orientation For Ski Area Employees Springfield, MA:National Ski Areas Association, 1984 VHS16 min
3859 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's White Winter Heat Hermosa Beach, CA:Warren Miller Enterprises, 1988 VHS88 min