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
4015 Alpine Video Skiing.Mountain Pressure U.K.:BMG Video, 1992 VHS26 min.
4140 Alpine Video Professional Ski Instructors of America PSIA Alpine Skiing References Lakewood, CO: PSIA, 1996 VHS28 min.
4267 Alpine Video Levin, David Scandalous Jibtech Productions, 2001 VHS
1179 Alpine Autobiography Cabot, Thomas D. Beggar On Horseback:The Autobiography Of Thomas D. Cab Boston:D.R. Godine, 1979 xi. 191 p. illus
1303 Alpine Children Brown, Conrad Skiing For Beginners: A Complete And Simple Method For Ch New York:Scribner's, 1951 63 p. illus.
1427 Alpine Equipment Penobscot Snowshoe Company Penobscot Snowshoes And Skis Milford, ME:The Company, 1921 20 p. illus.
1180 Alpine Autobiography Lawrence, Andrea Mead A Practice Of Mountains New York: Seaview Books, 1980 213 p. illus.
1304 Alpine Children Lineaweaver, Marion The First Book Of Skiing New York: Watts, 1953 69 p. illus.
1428 Alpine Equipment Hanscom Hardware Co. Saggahew Winter Sporting Goods Catalog Haverhill, MA:The Company, 1922 24 p. illus.
1555 Alpine Film Jay, John Ski Here, Senor! Pelham, NY: John Jay Productions, 1942 16 mm
1681 Alpine Film Luby, Earle, Ski Saga RKO-Pathe, 1955 35 mm. 8 mins.
1808 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Ski On The Wild Side Sigma III, 1966 16 mm.104 min.
1934 Alpine Film The Baca Grande/Angel Fire Corp. Your Mountain--Angel Fire Aztec Film Productions, 1973 16 mm. 14 min
2061 Alpine Film Baur, Gerhard. producer & director Die Entscheidung/The Decision New York: Filmakers Library, 1986 16 mm. 13 min.
2184 Alpine Guide USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Region The Snow Book:Your National Forest Winter Sports Guide 1940? 47 p.
2348 Alpine Guide Pfeifer, Luanne Ski California:A Complete Guide To Downhill And Cross-Cou San Rafael, CA:Presidio Press, 1980 xii, 195 p. illus
2601 Alpine Handbook Garstang, James Gordon Ski-ing London:Museum Press, 1968 132 p. illus.
2727 Alpine Mono-ski Hurn, Martyn Mono-skiing Marlborough, England: Crowood, 1988 96 p. illus
2852 Alpine Mountaineering Moynier, John Backountry Skiing In California's High Sierra Helena, MT:Falcon/Chockstone Press, 1999 216 p. illus. maps
2973 Alpine Racing Edwards, Harvey Skiing To Win New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973 95 p. illus.