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
1251 Alpine Biography Amstutz, Walter Sir Arnold Lunn, 1888-1974 Kinneton, Warwickshire: 1974? 48 p.
1377 Alpine Children Bauer, Larry Skiing Glendale, CA:Griffin, 1998 16 p. illus.
1501 Alpine Film Lanfield, Sydney. director The Hat Check Girl Hollywood, CA:Twentieth Century Fox, 1932
1628 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Norway Nation On Skis 1951
1754 Alpine Film The White Badge St. Paul, MN: Hart Ski Company, 1962 30 mins
1881 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Ski With Stein 1970
2051 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Ski Country Island Alive, Inc., 1984 92 min
2174 Alpine Guide Elkins, Frank The Ski Guide For 1938 New York: Greenberg, 1937 216 p.
2301 Alpine Guide Lakovitch, Joe Ski Guide To The Northeast Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1973 164 p. illus.
2427 Alpine Guide Mori, Hiroshi Suki Rizoto And Maunten: Ski And Mountain Resorts Tokyo, Japan: Shoten Kenchikusha, 1989 240 p. illus.
2554 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Ski Europe Hampstead, NH:Recreation, Inc., 2000 319 p. illusmaps
2680 Alpine Handicap USDA Forest Service Accessibility Guidebook For Ski Areas Operating On Public L Washington, D.C.: USDA Forest Service, 2000 29 p. illus.
2926 Alpine Psychology Connolly, Phyllis M. An Exploratory Study Of Adults Engaging In The High Risk Sp New Brunswick, NJ:Author, 1981 x, 116 lvs. forms.
3052 Alpine Teaching Guid Abraham, Horst The American Teaching Method American Ski Instructors Educational Foundation, 1975 32 p. illus
3180 Alpine Technique Skardarasy, Frank Ski-ing--A Description Of The Arlberg System Of SkiDemonst Melbourne, Australia:Betterment & Publicity Board, 1936? 37 p. illus.
3306 Alpine Technique Editors of Ski Life Magazine Ski Pointers By The Experts New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961 254 p. illus.
3433 Alpine Technique Killy, Jean Claude How To Ski Toronto, Canada: Coles, 1976 160 p. illus.
3559 Alpine Technique Bartelski, Konrad Learn Downhill Skiing In A Weekend New York: Knopf, 1992 95 p. illus.
3684 Alpine Video Van Video Ski The Best Of The West:Lake Tahoe Phoenix, AZ: Vacations on Video, 1980 VHS30 min
3810 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Beyond The Edge Hermosa Beach, CA: Warren Miller Entertainment, 1987 VHSor Beta 93 min.