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
1505 Alpine Film Cooke, Ted On Gunstock Ski Hoist 1935 7 mins.
1632 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Ski Technics--Alpine Events San Rafael, CA:Frank Howard Films, 1951? 16 mm.11 min.
1758 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Aspen Winter Mood Aspen, CO:Aspen Association 1963 16 mm. 25 min
1256 Alpine Biography Valens, Evans G. The Other Side Of The Mountain New York: Warner Books, 1975 301 p. 8 lvs of pla
1382 Alpine Children Shedden, John Skiing And Snowboarding London:Black, 2000 48 p. illus.
1506 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank All Year Skiing In California 1935
1633 Alpine Film Jay, John Alpine Safari Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1951 16 mm
1759 Alpine Film Jay, John Catch A Skiing Star Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1963 16 mm
1886 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Sound Of Winter Warren Miller Productions, 1970
2020 Alpine Film Austria, A Skier's Paradise 1979 16 mm.30 min
2143 Alpine Freestyle Canadian Ski Association Freestyle Coaching Certification, Level 1: Manual Vanier, Ontario, Canada: The Association, 1982 99 p. illus.
2270 Alpine Guide Rand, Abby Abby Rand's Ski Guide To Europe New York: Award House, 1968 553 p. illus.
2396 Alpine Guide Martyn-Hemphill, Sarah Debrett's Ski Resorts Of Europe London:Sterling Publications, 1987 215 p. illus.
2523 Alpine Guide The Official World Ski Directory 1996/97 WSA Ski Directory, 1996 320 p. illus. maps
2649 Alpine Handbook Steggall, Andy Ski Tips: The Skier's Guide To The Perfect International Holid London:Boxtree, 1990 120 p. illus
2775 Alpine Mountaineering Ski Club of Great Britain Handbook On Ski Touring And Glacier Skiing London: Ski Club of Great Britain, 1973
2896 Alpine Powder, Heli & Rogers, Neal Heli Ski: The Cariboos And Monashees: A Photographic Odys Butte, MT: Earth and Great Weather Publishing Com 1986 104 p.illus.
3022 Alpine Racing Barnum-Reece, Richard The Gonzo File:Mormons, Ski Racing, Sex, Drugs And Rock Park City, UT: Flying Bandit Press, 1999 218 p. illus.
3149 Alpine Technique Oesterreichischer Ski-Verband Official Curriculum Of The Austrian Ski Association Vienna, Austria: H. Kapri & Co., 1932 24 p. illus.
3276 Alpine Technique Osterrichischer Berufsschilehrerverband The New Official Austrian Ski System New York: A.S. Barnes, 1958 126 p. illus.