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
3373 Alpine Technique Auran, John Henry Skiing Is A Family Sport New York: Association Press, 1970 144 p. illus.
3499 Alpine Technique Tucker, Karl Skiing Dubuque, IA:Wm. C. Brown Co., 1983 vi, 90 p. illus
3625 Alpine Tuning Delnes, Jim Ski Mechanics Handbook 1994? 40 p.
3750 Alpine Video Smolen, Richard Downhill Skiing Simplified 1985 VHS
3877 Alpine Video Avalanche Awareness: Learn To Recognize, Evaluate & Avoi Denver, CO: Alliance Communications, 1988 VHS35 minm
4003 Alpine Video Peake, Christopher The Best Of Aspen & Snowmass Miami, FL: World Video Projects, 1992 VHS
4128 Alpine Video Fanck, Arnold The White Flame Baker City, OR:Nostalgia Family Video, 1996 VHS30 min.
4255 Alpine Video Our Turn XX Productions, 2000 VHS35 min.
1244 Alpine Biography Valens, Evans G. A Long Way Up: The Story Of Jill Kinmont New York: Harper & Row, 1966 viii, 245 p. illus
1370 Alpine Children Shedden, John Skiing Mechanicsburg, PA:Stackpole Books, 1995
1371 Alpine Children Alderson, John Captain Zembo's Ski And Snowboarding Teaching Guide For Lakewood, CO:PSIA, 1996 33 p. illus.
1489 Alpine Film Curry Company, Yosemite National Park Skiing In Yosemite National Park 1920? 10 min
1616 Alpine Film News Of The Day: Hearst Newsreel Footage Skiing, 1947-1950 1950
1742 Alpine Film Dept. of P.E. Univ. of New Hampshire Skiing Skills For Beginners Released by Audio-Visual Center, Univ. of New Ham 1961 16 mm. 17 min.
1869 Alpine Film Smythe, Cyrus Skiing: Charleston Tricks Chicago, IL: Athletic Institute, 1969 8 mm. 4 min.
1995 Alpine Film Miller, Warren In Search Of Skiing Warren Miller Productions, 1977
2122 Alpine Film Further Jackson, WY:Teton Gravity Research, 2000 16 & 35 mm.
2245 Alpine Guide Pause, Walter Salute The Skier: The Hundred Best Ski Runs In The Alps London: G.C. Harrap, 1963 211 p. illus.
2372 Alpine Guide Feder, Harlan Colorado Winterguide Ouray, CO: Wayfinder Press, 1984 343 p. illus.
2498 Alpine Guide Editors, The Insiders SkiLetter The Insiders Guide To Skiing The East Manchester Center, VT:Marshal Jones Co, 1994 199 p.illus.