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
3127 Alpine Technique Caulfeild, Vivian Ski-ing Turns London: Nisbet & Co., 1926 illus.
3253 Alpine Technique Prager, Walter Skiing New York: A.S. Barnes, 1951 72 p. illus.
3380 Alpine Technique Pfeiffer, Doug Skiing Simplified New York: Grossett & Dunlap, 1970 200 p. illus.
3506 Alpine Technique English Ski Council Skiing London:Black, 1985 44 p. illus.
3630 Alpine Video Skiing: The Beginning Movements Spencer Nelson Productions, 1965 VHS11 min
3757 Alpine Video Mogul Skiing Killington, VT: Killington Video , 1985 27 minutes
3883 Alpine Video Winter Sports New York:Vidcat, 1988 VHS18 min
4010 Alpine Video Stump, Greg Sneaux Zone Portland, ME: 1992 VHS
4135 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Polo Sport Ultimate Adventure Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1996 VHS47 min.
4262 Alpine Video Egan Entertainment Advance To The Steeps 2 Egan Entertainment 2001 VHS
1212 Alpine Autobiography Riefenstahl, Leni Leni Riefenstahl: A Memoir New York:Picador USA, 1995 669 p. illus
1335 Alpine Children Petrovic, Kresimir The Path To Success: Alpine Skiing Youngsters [Yugoslavia],Mladinska Knjiga International, 1983 138 p. illus.
1460 Alpine Equipment Lieu, Dennis Kenmon Design And Evaluation Of An Electronic Ski-Binding Berkeley, CA:Author, 1978 49 lvs.
1586 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Ski Novice Hawley-Lord, Released by Sterling Films, Inc., 1947 16 mm. 11 mins
1713 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Western Wonderland Series No. 3 Omaha, NE: Union Pacific Railroad Motion Picture B 1957 16 mm. 12 min.
1839 Alpine Film U.S. Dept. of the Army Avalanche Hazards, Part 1 Released by National Audiovisual Center, 1968 16 mm. 20 min
1966 Alpine Film Pentacle Films Off The Edge Pentacle Films 1975
2092 Alpine Film Begin, Christian Locomotion Radical Productions, 1995
2216 Alpine Guide Scottish Ski Club Ski-ing In Scotland Scottish Ski Club, 1955 68 p. illus
2342 Alpine Guide Barta, Vladimir Tatry: Zima, Sport, Krasa Bratislava:Sport, 1979 124 p.illus.