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
1187 Alpine Autobiography Warburg, H. Adventure On Skis London:Enigma, 1981 128 p.
1311 Alpine Children Tinker, Gene Let's Learn To Ski New York: Walker Publishing Company, 1966 117 p. illus.
1435 Alpine Equipment Medelios [Catalog Of Sports And Ski Clothes And Equipment] Paris: 1939
1562 Alpine Film Jay, John Ski Patrol Pelham, NY: John Jay Productions, 1943 16 mm.120 min
1688 Alpine Film Thorner, Hans The Story of Steel In Relation To Skiing 1955
1814 Alpine Film ABC Sports World Series Of Skiing New York: American Broadcasting Company, 1967 16 mm. 44 min
1941 Alpine Film Miller, Warren The Color Of Skiing Warren Miller Productions, 1974
2067 Alpine Film Angrove, James. director Skier's Dream New York:SVS Inc., 1988 75 min.?
2191 Alpine Guide Bagot, H.C. Skis In India:A Handbook For The Skier In India Author, 1945 96 p.
2317 Alpine Guide Editors of Ski Magazine Skier's Guide To The West New York: Times Mirror Magazines, 1975 144 p. illus.
2444 Alpine Guide Sutherland, Emily Ski Europe:Les Trois Vallees New York:State Mutual Book & Periodical Service, 1990
2570 Alpine Handbook Gerber Brothers Ski Manual Seattle, WA: 1938? 34 p. illus.
2697 Alpine Lifts Dwyer, Charles F. Aerial Tramways, Ski Lifts And Tows: Description And Termin Washington, DC: USDA Forest Service, 1975 ix, 103 p. illus.
2821 Alpine Mountaineering Roberts, Eric High Level Route:Chamonix, Zermatt, Saas: Ski Mountainee Reading, England: West Col Productions, 1991 148 p. illus. maps
2943 Alpine Psychology Valentine, Max The Zen Of Skiing Greenwood, ME:Angelic Productions, 1995 119 p.
3069 Alpine Teaching Guid English Ski Council Ski Course Organiser Handbook 1984
3197 Alpine Technique Daoust Lalonde Ski Book Company Daoust Handbook Of Concentrated Ski Technique Montreal, Canada:Daoust, LaLonde & Co., Ltd., 1938 48 p. illus.
3323 Alpine Technique Eleven Steps To Skiing Milwaukee, WI:Milwaukee Journal, 1963 20 p.
3450 Alpine Technique Willman, Allen C. A Skier's Primer:What Every Beginning Skier Needs To Know 1977 151 p. illus
3576 Alpine Technique Boy Scouts of America Skiing Irving, TX: Boy Scouts of America, 1994 51 p. illus.