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 K Secondary Disort descending Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
7006 Combined Winter Sports Gibson, Harry Tobogganing On Crooked Runs London:Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894 xiv, 255 p. illus.
7070 Combined Winter Sports Bloom, Andy Snow Sports Hove, East Sussex, England, Wayland, 1981 64 p. illus.
7038 Combined Winter Sports Winter Activities In The Chicago Park District 1937 64 p.
7007 Combined Winter Sports Cook, Theodore Andrea Notes On Tobogganing At St. Moritz London:Rivington, Percival, 1896 xv. 118 p. illus.
7071 Combined Winter Sports Sanchez Sanchez, Isidro Winter Sports Hauppauge, NY: Barron's, 1982
7039 Combined Winter Sports Cook, Thomas & Son Winter Sports: Cook's Handbook London: 1938
7008 Combined Winter Sports Cook, Theodore Andrea Ice Sports London:Ward, Lock & Company, 1901 335 p. illus.
7072 Combined Winter Sports Emery, David Who's Who In International Winter Sports London:Sphere, 1983 128 p.
7040 Combined Winter Sports Minnesota Tourist Bureau Winter Sports In Minnesota Minnesota Tourist Bureau, 1938 19 lvs.
7009 Combined Winter Sports Syers, Edgar. editor The Book Of Winter Sports London: E. Arnold, 1908 336 p. illus.
7073 Combined Winter Sports Michigan Travel Bureau Michigan: Where Winter Comes To Life Lansing, MI:Travel Bureau, Michigan Dept. of Com 1983 47 p. illus
7041 Combined Winter Sports Oakland Tribune Winter Sports For 1938 Oakland, CA: Oakland Tribune, 1938 31 p. illus.
4359 Alpine Wit & Humor Miller, Warren On Film In Print Vail, CO:Ritem & Printem, 1994 268 p. illus
4327 Alpine Wit & Humor Algiers, JoAnn It Happens In Sun Valley Sun Valley, ID:J & N. Algiers, 1972 48 p.
4296 Alpine Wit & Humor Cleaver, Reginald A Book Of Winter Sports London:Adam & Charles Black, 1911 62 p. illus.
4360 Alpine Wit & Humor Poster, Carol Skiing!: Faceplants, Eggbeaters, And Snowsnakes:A Guide T Merillville, IN:ICS Books, 1995 74 p. illus.
4328 Alpine Wit & Humor Fahrner, Rudiger Ski Total Salzburg, Austria:Fahrner, 1972 1 v. (unpaged), ch
4297 Alpine Wit & Humor Pocock, Noel Below Zero:A Travesty Of Winter Sports London:Hodder & Stoughton, 1911 62 p.
4361 Alpine Wit & Humor Nicol, Eric Skiing Is Believing Red Deer, Alta., Canada:Johnson Gorman Publishe 1996 80 p.illus.
4329 Alpine Wit & Humor Fahrner, Rudiger Hooked On Sking Ipswich, MA:Ipswich Press, 1972