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
3048 Alpine Teaching Guid Marolt, Bud The Loveland Ski School Technical Manual Author, 1967 31 p. illus.
3175 Alpine Technique Proctor, Charles N. A Guide For Your First Ski Trip Dublin, NH: Yankee, Inc., 1936 IV p. illus.
3301 Alpine Technique Pfeiffer, Doug Skiing With Pfeiffer Big Bear Lake, CA:Pfeiffer Ski Book, 1960 96 p.
1195 Alpine Autobiography Baldwin, Henry Ives The Skiing Life Concord, NH:Evans Printing 1989 126 p. illus
1318 Alpine Children Mack, Nancy Fall Line Milwaukee, WI: Advanced Learning Concepts, 1975 75 p. illus.
3428 Alpine Technique Bear, Ruedi Pianta Su: Ski Like The Best Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1976 159 p. illus.
1443 Alpine Equipment Head Ski Company Head Skis Service & Repair Manual 1957 spiral bound
1196 Alpine Autobiography Hull, Mick Mountain Memories: Sixty Years Of Skiing South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, MH Books, 1990 42 p. illus. maps
1319 Alpine Children Stevens, Jean Snow Skiers Sydney, Australia:J.M. McGregor, 1975 32 p. illus.
3429 Alpine Technique Brown, Terence Henry Charles The Spur Book Of Ski-ing Bourne End, Bucks, England: Spurbooks, 1976 62 p. illus.
1444 Alpine Equipment Gordon, Alex A Service Manual For Ski Repair Shops New York:Universal Publishing and Distributing Cor 1965 1 v. (various pagings) illus.
3575 Alpine Technique Witherell, Warren The Athletic Skier Boulder, CO: Johnson Publishing, 1993 244 p. illus
3700 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Skiing, Movement And Motion Hermosa Beach, CA:Warren Miller Productions, 1982 U-matic. 23 min
3826 Alpine Video Olympic Skates And Skis: Memorable Moments Of The 10th O Lausanne:The Museum, 1987 VHS13 min.
3953 Alpine Video Videotrip Corporation Colorado Ski Resorts Skokie, IL: Rand McNally & Company 1990 VHS 90 min.
4079 Alpine Video Peake, Christopher Best Of Killington Vermont Miami, FL:World Video Projects, Inc., 1994 VHS45 min
4205 Alpine Video Turner, Jack Snow Monsters Denver, CO:Sirdar, 1998 VHS
4328 Alpine Wit & Humor Fahrner, Rudiger Ski Total Salzburg, Austria:Fahrner, 1972 1 v. (unpaged), ch
2104 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Freeriders Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1998
2227 Alpine Guide Lunn, Sir Arnold The Bernese Oberland London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1958 215 p. illus.