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
3060 Alpine Teaching Guid Wright, Barbara Jean The Videotape Recorder As An Aid In The Teaching Of Begin Long Beach, CA:Author, 1979 55 lvs. forms
3188 Alpine Technique Fanck, Arnold The Wonders Of Ski-ing:A Method Of Correct Ski-ing And Its New York:C. Scribner's Sons, 1937 232 p. illus.
3314 Alpine Technique Bretherton, Rodney The Secrets Of Ski-ing:The Ski Technique Of The Vaydln Ski n.p.: Perpetual Ski Slopes Pty., 1962 88 p. illus. maps. music
3441 Alpine Technique Tucker, Karl Skiing Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Co., 1976 90 p. illus.
3567 Alpine Technique Allsop, David Bluff Your Way In Skiing London:Ravette, 1993 78 p.
3692 Alpine Video Sports Imagery Fall Line! Santa Monica, CA: Pyramid Films, 1981 VHS12 min.
3818 Alpine Video StumpGreg The Good, The Rad, & The Gnarly Portland, ME:Delamo Films, Ltd., 1987 VHS 76 min.
3945 Alpine Video Ross, Tim U.S. Ski Team Alpine Fundamentals: The Basic Elements Of Park City, UT:U.S. Ski Coaches Association, 1990 VHS20 min.
4071 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Double Exposure Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1994 VHS46 min.
4197 Alpine Video Moulton, Richard W. producer Thrills And Spills In The North Country Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1998 VHS60 min.
4320 Alpine Wit & Humor Nitka, Louis Ski With Nitka New York: Merlin Press, 1964
1234 Alpine Biography Ylvisaker, Erling The Story Of Snowshoe Thompson Brooklyn, NY:Norwegian News, 1934 15 p.
1359 Alpine Children Evans, Walt Alpine Youth Ski League Junior Handbook Park City, UT: United States Ski Association, 1991
1483 Alpine Equipment Jiran, Scott M. Finite Element Design Tool For Prediction Of Mechanical And Seattle, WA:Author, 1997 vi, 112 lvs. illus
1610 Alpine Film USDA Forest Service Avalanches To Order: A Training Film Washington, DC:USDA Forest Service, 1949
1736 Alpine Film Jay, John Olympic Holiday Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1960 16 mm
1863 Alpine Film Smythe, Cyrus Skiing: Speed Control Turns--Snowplow Chicago, IL: Athletic Institute, 1969 Sup 8 mm. 4 min
1989 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Skiing Park City Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1977 16 mm. 28 min
2116 Alpine Film Teton Gravity Research Area 51 Teton Village, WY:Teton Gravity Research, 1999 16 mm.
2150 Alpine Grass & Dry Sl Hill, John Dry Slope Skiing Oxford, England: Oxford Illustrated Press, 1977 90 p. illus.