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
3281 Alpine Technique Georg, Hans Modern Ski Systems London:Vision Press, 1959 64 p. illus
3407 Alpine Technique Taylor, Clif GLM:The New Way To Ski New York:Tempo Books, 1973 223 p. illus.
3534 Alpine Technique Petrick, Tim Sports Illustrated Skiing:Six Ways To Reach Your Skiing Pot New York: Sports Illustrated 1987 191 p. illus.
3658 Alpine Video PBS Video Best Downhill Racer In The World Washington, D.C.:PBS Video, 1979 VHS51 min
3785 Alpine Video Singer, Julie. director Trendsetters Ski Fashion & Equipment 1986-87 New York: Windsor Total Video, 1986 VHS11 min
3911 Alpine Video West, Byron. producer Alpine Welcome: Vail, Colorado, 1989 Denver, CO: Cable Channel 56, 1989 VHS6 min 24 sec
4038 Alpine Video Joe Dukeman Production Dogs Of Winter: Born To Shred Boston, MA: RAW Productions, 1993 VHS
4163 Alpine Video Jay, John Ski Down The Years John Jay Productions, 1997 VHS30 min
4288 Alpine Waxing Baldwin, Henry Ives Ski Waxing Woodstock, Vt.: Ski Runners Club, 1932 12 p. 2 tables
Alpine Autobiography Miller, Bode Bode:Go Fast, Be Good, Have Fun New York:Villard Books, 2005 215 p. illus.
1355 Alpine Children Gaff, Jackie Skiing And Snow Sports New York:Warwick Press, 1990 40 p. illus.
1480 Alpine Equipment Ellison, Steven J. Development Of A Snow Ski Geometry Measurement System Seattle, WA: Author, 1992 88 lvs. illus.
1606 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Snow Carnival 1949
1732 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Ski West Young Man Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1960 16 mm, 90 min.
1859 Alpine Film Smythe, Cyrus Skiing: Natural Instincts Chciago, IL: Athletic Institute, 1969 Sup 8 mm4 min
1985 Alpine Film Oh-To-Hell-I-Copter With It Salt Lake City, UT: 1977?
2112 Alpine Film Misty Productions Empress Misty Productions, 1999 Color & sound
2243 Alpine Guide Buxton, John Buxton's Ski Guide:Eastern Ski Slopes Greenwich, CT: John S. Herold, 1963 176 p. illus.
2370 Alpine Guide Snowy Mountains Tourist Association Ski New South Wales Cooma, N.S.W., Australia, Snowy Mountains Tourist 1983 23 p. illus
2496 Alpine Guide Brown, Arabella McIntyre The 3 Valleys Experience:Courchevel, La Tania, Meribel, Le Liverpool:Experience Publications, 1994? 28 p. illus. Map