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
1433 Alpine Equipment Northland Skis:Ice And Field Hockey Sticks, Toboggans, Sno St. Paul, MN:Northland Ski Manufacturing Compan 1936? 68 p. illus.
1560 Alpine Film Hannes Schneider Ski Technique Boston, MA:Pathescope, 1942
1686 Alpine Film Rogers, MacLean. director Song Of Norway E.J. Fancey, 1955 32 min.
1813 Alpine Film Yosemite Park & Curry Company A Winter Holiday In Yosemite Made & released by Pyramid Film Producers, 1966 16 mm. 22 min
1939 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Winter Heat Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1974 16 mm. 28 min
2065 Alpine Film Brown, Roger Air Time Aspen, CO: Summit Films, 1987 16 mm. 23 min
2189 Alpine Guide Mitchell, Elyne Australia's Alps Sydney, Australia: Angus & Robertson, Ltd., 1942 185 p. illus.
2315 Alpine Guide Casewit, Curtis W. Skiing Colorado: A Complete Guide To America's Number 1 S Old Greenwich, CT: Chatham Press, 1975 127 p. illus.
2442 Alpine Guide Ohlrich, Warren Aspen, Snowmass Downhill Ski Trails: A Complete Guide To Aspen, CO: WHO Press, 1990 104 p. illus.
2568 Alpine Handbook Eddie Bauer Sporting Goods 1936-37 Winter Sports Ski Guide, Sports Directory And Travel Seattle, WA:Eddie Bauer, 1936 36 p. illus.
2695 Alpine Lifts Steamboat Ski Area Steamboat Gondola Operations Manual 1970? 1 v. (unpaged), illus.
2819 Alpine Mountaineering Burnier, Francois Chamonix Hors-Pistes Off-Piste Servoz, France:Vamos, 1991 202 p. illus.
2941 Alpine Psychology Harley, Ned R. Let's Go Skiing With A Psychiatrist: The Mental Game OfSen Vail, CO:Vail Press, 1994 210 p. illus
3067 Alpine Teaching Guid Wagnon, John Introduction To Modern Ski Teaching Boulder, CO: Professional Ski Instructors of America 1983 16 p. illus.
3195 Alpine Technique Schniebs, Otto Modern Skiing Brattleboro, VT:Stephen Daye Press, 1937 119 p. illus.
3321 Alpine Technique Wagner, Janet How To Ski Derby, CT: Bruce Royal Publishing, 1963 128 p. illus.
3448 Alpine Technique Taylor, Clif GLM: The New Way To Ski New York:Tempo Books, 1977 239 p. illus
3574 Alpine Technique Reichenfeld, Robert Skiing:Step By Step To Success With Alpine Skiing, Snowbo North Pomfret:Trafalgar Square, 1993 160 p. illus.
3699 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Ballet Of Competition Hermosa Beach, CA: Warren Miller Productions, 1982 U-matic 23 min
3825 Alpine Video Learn To Ski The Fast Way Australia:Virgin, 1987 VHS53 min