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 ascending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
2751 Alpine Mountaineering Lunn, Sir Arnold Alpine Ski-ing At All Heights And Seasons London: Methuen & Co., 1948 xiv, 106 p. illus.
2833 Alpine Mountaineering Scott, Chic Summits And Ice Fields:Alpine Ski Tours In The Rockies And Calgary, Alberta, Canada:Rocky Mountain Books, 1994 304 p. illus.
2911 Alpine Promotional Needham, Richard. editor Warren Miller's Ski Fever! Del Mar, CA:Tehabi Books, 1995 168 p. illus.
1215 Alpine Autobiography Barrymore, Dick Breaking Even Missoula, MT:Pictorial Histories Publishing Compa 1997 352 p.
1296 Alpine Biography Wilson, Bill Challenging The Mountain:The Life And Times Of Wendell R Auburn, CA: Robie Historical Foundation, 1998 249 p.
1378 Alpine Children Gracestone, Katherine We Ski Auckland, N.Z.:Shortland Publications, 1998 16 p. illus
1459 Alpine Equipment Keinonen, J. An Experimental Device For Measuring Friction Between Ski Helsinki, Finland:Finnish Academy Of Technical Sc 1978 11 p. illus.
1542 Alpine Film Landers, Lew. director Ski Patrol Hollywood, CA: Universal, 1940 64 min.
1625 Alpine Film Scofield, Frank Allo Henri St. Adele, Quebec, Canada: Frank Scofield Films, 1950?
1708 Alpine Film MacLean, Gordon Magic Ridge 1957?
1791 Alpine Film Encyclopedia Britannica Skiing: Beginning Movements Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica Education Corp 1965 16 mm. ll min.
1874 Alpine Film Our Middle Name Is Powder Know Productions, 1970 16 mm. 16 min.
1957 Alpine Film Hadgkiss, Bill. producer and director Tod Mountain Petric Recreations, 1975 16 mm. 15 min
2040 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Ballet Of Competition Hermosa Beach, CA: Warren Miller Productions, 1982 16 mm. 23 min
2123 Alpine Film DeCesare, Johnny Propaganda Poor Boyz Production, 2001 16 mm.90 min.
2203 Alpine Guide Groswold Ski Company Guide To Good Skiing Denver, CO: 1949 39 p.
3026 Alpine Slope Design Payot, George Pierre Assessments Of Wildland Recreational Settings: A Study In Th Berkeley, CA: Author, 1981 160 p.
3110 Alpine Technique Lunn, Sir Arnold Ski-ing London: Eveleigh Nash, 1913 256 p. illus.
3193 Alpine Technique The Open Road Publishing Company Ski Chart, Concentrated Ski Technique Boston, MA:The Open Road Publishing Company, 1937 1 fold out chart
3276 Alpine Technique Osterrichischer Berufsschilehrerverband The New Official Austrian Ski System New York: A.S. Barnes, 1958 126 p. illus.