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
1949 Alpine Film Highland Fling Film Forum, 1974 16 mm.21 min
2075 Alpine Film Jalbert Productions One Light, One World Huntington, NY: Jalbert Productions, 1992 90 min
2199 Alpine Guide New England Council The Skier's Guide To New England, 1947-1948 Boston, MA:Recreational Development Committee, 1947 39 p.
2325 Alpine Guide Plociennik, Henry Australia's Snowfields Sydney, Australia: Hamlyn, 1976 160 p. illus.
2452 Alpine Guide Davidson, Nadine Nardi Skier's Guide to California: Volume 1 Northern California And Houston, TX: Gulf Publishing Company, 1991 240 p. illus.
2578 Alpine Handbook Harper, Frank Skiing For The Millions New York:Longmans, Green & Co., 1945 242 p. illus.
2705 Alpine Lifts Pollaud-Duliand, Jackie Automatic System Of Administration And Acccess Control To Bologna, Spain: Ascot Industria, 1980?
2829 Alpine Mountaineering Baldwin, John Exploring The Coast Mountains On Skis: A Guidebook To Mou Vancouver, BC, Canada: J. Baldwin, 1994 255 p. illus. maps
2951 Alpine Racing Mitchell, Harold Downhill Ski-Racing London: Allen & Unwin, 1931 125 p. illus
3077 Alpine Teaching Guid Porter, Mike PSIA American Teaching System Handbook For Ski Teaching Vail, CO:Vail Associates, 1989 169 p.
3205 Alpine Technique Skiing And Skating Hints Salt Lake City, UT:Utah Oil Refining Company, 1938 Issued with the compliments of the Utah Oil Refining Company
3331 Alpine Technique Greenbank, Anthony Climbing, Canoeing, Ski-ing, Caving Elliott, 1964 156 p. illus
3458 Alpine Technique Boswell, Bryan Skiing Fundamentals Terrey Hills, N.S.W., Australia:Reed, 1979 80 p. illus
3584 Alpine Technique Greene, Nancy Nancy Greene's Pocketguide To Skiing Sun Peaks, BC:Nancy Greene's Cahillty Lodge, 1996 20 p. illus.
3709 Alpine Video Killy, Jean Claude Skiing With Jean Claude Killy Newark, CA: SyberVision, 1983 VHS 60 min.
3835 Alpine Video Ski The Best Of The West:Telluride Naples, FL:Van Video 1987 VHS
3961 Alpine Video DeBoer, Jake Canada's Eastern Ski Resorts Derry, NH: Chip Taylor Communications, 1991 VHS 17 min
4088 Alpine Video Stump, Greg P-Tex, Lies & Duct Tape Portland, Me: Greg Stump Productions, 1994 VHS
4213 Alpine Video DeCesare, John 13 Poor Boyz Productions, 1999 VHS
4337 Alpine Wit & Humor Peterson, Craig The Wacky World Of Skiing Washington, DC: Stone Wall Press, 1980 119 p. illus.