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
3105 Alpine Technique Caulfeild, Vivian How To Ski And How Not To London:James Nisbet, 1911 244 p.
3231 Alpine Technique Fawcus, Arnold Swing Into Skiing New York: Harcourt, 1947 68 p. illus.
3358 Alpine Technique Joubert, Georges How To Ski The New French Way London: Kaye & Ward, 1967 207 p. illus.
3484 Alpine Technique Abraham, Horst Skiing Right Garden City, NY:Doubleday, 1982 224 p. illus.
3611 Alpine Technique Heckelman, Martin The New Guide To Skiing New York:W.W. Norton, 2001 138 p. illus.
3735 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association Ski Sense And Safety Springfield, MA: National Ski Areas Association, 1984 VHS20 min
3862 Alpine Video Nixon, Tim Gone Skiing Prior Lake, MN:MNTEX Entertainment, 1988 VHS30 min
3988 Alpine Video Lee, Damian. director Deadly Descent Unicorn Video, 1992 VHS85 min
4114 Alpine Video Perlman, Eric Go Big!Skiing Extreme VI 1995 VHS60 min
4240 Alpine Video Gaffney, Scott There's Something About McConkey Crested Butte, CO:Match Stick Productions, 2000 VHS?DVD42
4364 Alpine Wit & Humor Beard, Henry A Snowslider's Dictionary New York:Workman Publishing, 2002 281 p. illus.
1190 Alpine Autobiography Cranfield, Ingrid Skiing Down Everest: And Other Crazy Adventures London:Severn, 1983 208 p.illus.
1314 Alpine Children Landers, Chris Learn To Ski Chicago, IL: Rand McNally & Company, 1969 72 p. illus.
1438 Alpine Equipment Northland Ski Manufacturing Company Northland Skis Saint Paul, MN:Northland Ski Manufacturing Comp 1947 23 p. illus.
1691 Alpine Film Coty, Victor Ski Fever Stowe, VT:Victor Coty, 1956? Color
1817 Alpine Film Jay, John Head For The Hills! Rancho Santa Fe, CA: John Jay Productions, 1967 16 mm
1944 Alpine Film Stanfield, James A Matter Of Inconvenience Released by Stanfield House, 1974 16 mm. 10 min
2070 Alpine Film Miller, Warren White Magic Warren Miller Productions, 1989
2194 Alpine Guide Japan Travel Bureau Winter In Japan Japan, 1946 24 p. illus
2320 Alpine Guide Minnesota. Dept of Economic Development Guide To Skiing In Minnesota St. Paul, MN:The Department, 1975 18 p. illus. maps