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
2597 Alpine Handbook Editors of Ski Magazine America's Ski Book New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1966 473 p. illus.
2848 Alpine Mountaineering McLean, Andrew The Chuting Gallery: A Guide To Steep Skiing In The Wasatc Bellevue:Thistle Press, 1998 96 p. illus.
2969 Alpine Racing Miller, Peter The 30,000 Mile Ski Race New York: The Dial Press, 1972 231 p. illus.
3096 Alpine Technique Johnsen, Theo A. The Winter Sport Of Skeeing Portland, ME: Theo. A. Johnsen Company, 1905 54 p. illus.
3223 Alpine Technique Huber, Eddie The Complete Ski Manual: How To Begin, How To Improve, H New York: Prentice-Hall, 1946 137 p. illus.
3350 Alpine Technique Professional Ski Instructors Of America The Official American Ski Technique Salt Lake City, UT:The Quality Press, 1966 168 p. illus.
3476 Alpine Technique Skiing Irving, TX:Boy Scounts of America, 1980 56 p.illus
3603 Alpine Technique Allsop, David The Bluffer's Guide To Skiing London:Oval Books, 1999 64 p.
3727 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Cowboy Downhill New York:Jalbert Productions, 1984 VHS22 - 28 min.
3854 Alpine Video McLean, Gordon. producer Perfecting Parallel Skiing Reno, NV: Horizons Unlimited, 1988 VHS30 min
3980 Alpine Video Carmichael, Bob Fall Line Santa Monica, CA:Pyramid Film & Video, 1992 VHS12 min.
4106 Alpine Video Jamerson, William Winter Wonderland Traverse City, MI:Forgotten Films & Video, 1995 VHS88 min
4232 Alpine Video Winter, Steve Global Storming Crested Butte, CO:Match Stick Productions, 1999 VHS & DVD70
4356 Alpine Wit & Humor Stone, Harry Slippery Slopes:A Practical Guide To Happier Skiing Berwick upon Tweed:Bridge Studios, 1991 90 p. illus.
1182 Alpine Autobiography Ball, W.L. I Skied The Thirties Ottawa, Canada: Deneau Publishers & Company Ltd 1981 116 p. illus.
1306 Alpine Children Wallace, William The Young Sportsman's Guide To Skiing New York:Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1961 92 p.
1430 Alpine Equipment Northland Ski Manufacturing Company Northland Skis St. Paul, MN:The Company, 1925 48 p. illus.
1557 Alpine Film U.S.War Department Ski Safety: First Aid And Emergency Repair Of Equipment Washington, DC: United States War Department, 1942 16 mm. 41 mins
1683 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Invitation To Skiing Warren Miller Productions, 1955 16 mm.23 min
1810 Alpine Film Scott-USA A Turn Is Born Denver, CO: Summit Films, 1966 16mm. 14 min.