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
2257 Alpine Guide Osterreichische Fremdenverkehrswerbung Ski-ing Centres In Austria Wien, Austria: 1965 52 p. illus.
1596 Alpine Film Foeger, Luggi Ascent of Mt. Bulyea Hollywood, CA:Telefilm, 1948? Color & sound
1679 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Ski Deep Powder San Rafael, CA: Frank Howard Films, 1955? 16 mm. 45 min.
1762 Alpine Film Sinclair, Douglas Ski School Released by Brandon Films, 1963
1845 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Spider And The French Man Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1969 16 mm. 78 min
2372 Alpine Guide Feder, Harlan Colorado Winterguide Ouray, CO: Wayfinder Press, 1984 343 p. illus.
2455 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Ski Europe 1992 Hampstead, NH:World-Leisure Corp., 1991 448 p.
2538 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Skiing America, '99; Top Winter Resorts In U.S.A. And Canada Boston:World Leisure Corporation, 1998 460 p.
2621 Alpine Handbook Faurot, Rod A. Ski Easy Diamond Bar, CA:Sitzmark Publications, 1978 iv, 69 p. illus. ma
2704 Alpine Lifts Lynch, Peter Fyler Chair Lift Research And Design Ithaca, NY:Author, 1978 xiv, 227 lvs. illus
2786 Alpine Mountaineering Beck, David Ski Touring In California Berkeley, CA:Wilderness Press, 1980 222 p. illus.
4075 Alpine Video Norwegian Broadcasting System Lillehammer '94 Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1994 VHS85 min.
4157 Alpine Video Gaffney, Scott Breathe To Be Alive;To Live Tahoe City, CA:Straight Up Films, 1997 VHS
4240 Alpine Video Gaffney, Scott There's Something About McConkey Crested Butte, CO:Match Stick Productions, 2000 VHS?DVD42
4320 Alpine Wit & Humor Nitka, Louis Ski With Nitka New York: Merlin Press, 1964
1298 Alpine Children Lunn, Brian Letters To Young Winter Sportsmen London:Unwin, 1927 148 p. illus
1381 Alpine Children McDermott, Barb All About--Canadian Sports:Skiing Edmonton:Reidmore Books, 2000 27 p. illus
1462 Alpine Equipment U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Skiing And Skiing Equipment Washington, DC: Supt. of Documents, 1979
1545 Alpine Film Shurcliff, Sidney Skiing Again Boston:Geroge W. Britt, 1940 16 mm. 110 min
2836 Alpine Mountaineering Ginet, Francis L'Alpe D ' Huez, La GraveHors-Pistes Off Piste Servoz, France:Vamos, 1995