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 descending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
1301 Alpine Children Fenwick, Ian Start Early New York: Oxford University Press, 1939 47 p. illus.
1425 Alpine Equipment Northland Ski Manufacturing Company Northland Skis St. Paul, MN: 1920? 56 p. illus.
1552 Alpine Film Shurcliff, Sidney Dr. Quackenbush Skis The Headwall 1941 60 min
1678 Alpine Film Coty, Victor Ski Tracks Stowe, VT:Victor Coty, 1955? Color
1805 Alpine Film Head Ski Company Winterday Released by Ideal Pictures, 1966 16mm. 27 min.
1931 Alpine Film Pyramid Films Stretch The Limit Santa Monica, CA:Pyramid Films, 1973 16 mm. 8 min
2058 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick New Frontiers 1985
2181 Alpine Guide Sweet Caporal Skiers' Guide Montreal,P.Q.:Imperial Tobacco Company, Ltd., 1940 unpaged. illus. m
2308 Alpine Guide Low, Erna Erna Low's Guide To Family Skiing London:Macdonald and Jane's, 1974 160 p. maps
2434 Alpine Guide Weber, Robert E. The Greatest Ski Resorts In North America Reston:Guidebook Publishers, 1989 260 p.
2560 Alpine Guide Skiing USA:The Top 31 U.S. Resorts For Skiers And Snowbo New York:Fodor's Travel Publications, 2002 xiv, 386 p. illus.
2687 Alpine Lifts Johnson, Frances Ann The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway;A Story of Facts Abo Littleton, NH:Courier Printing, Co., 1953 16 p. illus.
2812 Alpine Mountaineering Goodman, David Classic Backcountry Skiing: A Guide To The Best Ski Tours In Boston, MA: Appalachian Mountain Club, 1989 294 p. illus.
2933 Alpine Psychology Loudis, Leonard A. Skiing Out Of Your Mind:The Psychology Of Peak Performan Huddersfield:Springfield, 1988 xvii, 236 p.
3059 Alpine Teaching Guid Abraham, Horst A Synopsis Of The "American Ski Teaching Method" Denver, CO:PSIA Educational Foundation, 1979 8 p. illus.
3187 Alpine Technique Dudley, Charles M. When We Ski New York: Grossett & Dunlap, 1937 106 p. illus.
3313 Alpine Technique Bourdon, Robert The New Way To Ski New York: Universal Publishing, 1962 89 p. illus.
3440 Alpine Technique Schneider, Hannes The Wonders of Skiing New York: Gordon Press, 1976
3566 Alpine Technique Twardokens, George Universal Ski Techniques:Principles And Practices Reno, NV: Surprisingly Well Press, 1992 275 p. illus
3691 Alpine Video Ohtaki, Masaru White Music: A Sound And Image Ski Fantasy Tokyo, Japan: Eizo-Tokyo Eizosha Co; Distributed b 1981 l videodisc60 m