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
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.
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.
2286 Alpine Guide Rand McNally & Company Rand McNally Ski Guide Chicago, IL: Rand McNally and Company, 1970 125 p. illus. maps
2369 Alpine Guide Shears, Richard A Skier's Guide To Australia And New Zealand South Yarra, Victoria, Australia: Currey O'Neil, 1983 188 p. illus, maps
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.
1183 Alpine Autobiography Berscheit, Mary Jo Joy On The Mountain Aspen, CO: Pitkin Press, 1981 201 p.
1264 Alpine Biography Valens, Evans G. The Other Side Of The Mountain: Part II New York:Warner Books, 1978 270 p. illus
1842 Alpine Film The Killy Style At Aspen, Colorado 1969 16 mm.
1925 Alpine Film Bob Perry Productions North Country Lady Released by Association--Sterling Films, 1973 16 mm. l9 min.
2008 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Vagabond Skis Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1979 16 mm. 90 min
2091 Alpine Film Winter, Steve The Hedonist Crested Butte, CO: 1994 16 mm.
2171 Alpine Guide Pfeifer, E.A. Kitzbuhel, Sun & Powder Snow Innsbruck 1935
2254 Alpine Guide De Linde, C.A. Your Guide To Ski-ing Resorts London: Redman, 1965 276 p. illus.
2337 Alpine Guide Pennsylvania Travel Development Bureau PennsylvaniaSki Areas Harrisburg, PA:The Department 1978 2 lvs,
2420 Alpine Guide Fodor's Fodor's Skiing In North America New York: Fodor's, 1989 393 p. illus.