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
1874 Alpine Film Our Middle Name Is Powder Know Productions, 1970 16 mm. 16 min.
2000 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Wild Skis Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1978
2161 Alpine Guide Lunn, Sir Arnold The Bernese Oberland, Volume II Uxbridge:King & Hutchins, 1920 169 p.
2288 Alpine Guide Tillard, R. Ski Zermatt Ski Europe, 1970
2414 Alpine Guide Explore Minnesota Downhill Skiing St. Paul, MN:Minnesota Office of Tourism, 1988 8 p. map
2541 Alpine Guide Ski Club of Great Britain Ski Club Of Great Britain Chalet & Hotel Guide Stirling:Network, 1998 192 p. illus. maps
2667 Alpine Handicap May, Michael Blind Alpine Skiing And Racing Kirkwood, CA: Kirkwood Instruction of Blind Skiers, 1986 47 p. illus.
2793 Alpine Mountaineering Messick, Tim Cross Country Skiing In Yosemite Denver, CO:Chockstone Press, 1985 69 p. illus.
2913 Alpine Psychology Stone, Roslyn Elizabeth Meanings Found In The Acts Of Skiing And Surfing Los Angeles, CA: Author, 1970 iv, 136 lvs.
3040 Alpine Teaching Guid Pacific Northwest Ski Instructors Association Teaching Manual 1962? 55 p.
3167 Alpine Technique Dickson, Snowshoe Skiing Made Easy Toronto, Canada: Outdoor Interests, 1936 30 p. illus.
3294 Alpine Technique Educational Productions Ski-ing London: Niblick Publishing Co., 1960 32 p. illus
3420 Alpine Technique Evans, Harold We Learned To Ski New York: St. Martin's, 1975 255 p. illus.
3547 Alpine Technique DeCoursey, Doug Visual Skiing:Essential Mental And Physical Skills For The M New York: Doubleday, 1990 149 p. illus.
3671 Alpine Video Fitzsimmons, Stuart Beat The Rush London:Fitzi Films, 1980? VHS25 min
3797 Alpine Video Alta Ski Lifts Alta Is For Skiers: 50th Anniversary Direct Video Marketing, 1987 VHS
3924 Alpine Video Chadderton, H. Clifford The Nakiska Montreal:CBMT-TV, 1990 VHS29 min.
4050 Alpine Video Novotny, Al Colorado Ski Resorts Los Angeles, CA: Wood Knapp Video, 1993 VHS
4176 Alpine Video Summit Films Ski The Outer Limits Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1997 VHS28 min
4300 Alpine Wit & Humor Knox, E.V. A Winter Sports Alphabet London:J. Lane, 1926 1 v. (not paged) illus.