Bill Lash photograph collection, 1958

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Lash, Bill
Title
Bill Lash photograph collection
Dates
1958 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 box
Collection Number
P0404
Summary
The Bill Lash photograph collection contains photographs of Bill Lash, Willi Schaeffler, and the Solitude Ski School in 1958.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 8015818863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Bill Lash (1928-) was instrumental in the development and history of ski instruction in the United States. Quite literally, he wrote the book on ski instruction. In 1952, he wrote the plan for national certification for the National Ski Association. In 1958, he wrote the first ski-teaching manual: An Outline of Ski Teaching Methods.

In 1961, Bill was a founder of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and served as its first president, a post he held for nine years. Introduced to skiing in 1940 as a Boy Scout in Sun Valley, ID, he was a co-founder of Magic Mountain Ski Area in Idaho and served as its ski school director from 1947-1949. He certified with the Intermountain Ski Instructors Association in 1950 and served as its second president from 1951-1953, and again from 1955-1962. He also taught skiing at the University of Utah, Alta, Little Mountain, and Solitude Ski Areas.

He was inducted into the United States Ski Hall of Fame in 1983 and in the PSIA-Intermountain Hall of Fame in 1989. He is the co-founder of the Veterans Ski Instructor Alliance.

Lash was inducted into the Intermountain Ski Hallof Fame in 2004. The above biograpical note is from that event.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of 1 color Polaroid and 49 transparencies (34 35mm, 15 2X2). The subjects include Bill Lash, Willi Schaeffler, and the Solitude Ski School in 1958.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Collection is arranged topically.

Processing Note

Processed by Martha Quinn in 1999.

Separated Materials

Audio-visual materials were transferred to the Bill Lash audio-visual collection (A0424).

Related Materials

This collection forms part of the Utah Ski Archive, which is part of the S.J. Quinney Outdoor Recreation Archive

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Bill Lash, Willi Schaeffler, and the Solitude Ski SchoolReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Bill Lash
  • Photograph number 1: Bill Lash sitting at desk
1 2
Willi Schaeffler
  • Photograph number 2: Ski school class
  • Photograph number 3: Ski school class
  • Photograph number 4-34: Demonstration of ski technique
  • Photograph number 35: Two men standing on ski slope
1 3
Solitude Ski School
  • Photograph number 36-37: Lou Lorenz and Sven Coomer in front of Solitude Ski School sign
  • Photograph number 38: Four men standing under "finish" banner
  • Photograph number 39: Huch Aoki and Claude Jones (Phil's father)
1 4
Solitude Ski School
  • Photograph number 40-43: Ski school class
1 5
Solitude Ski School
  • Photograph number 40: Ski school class
  • Photograph number 41: Two men sitting on bench
  • Photograph number 42: Young boy standing on skis
  • Photograph number 43: Young boy on skis and man
1 6
Solitude Ski School
  • Photograph number 44: Ski school class
  • Photograph number 45: Ski instructors sitting on a bench
  • Photograph number 46:Bruce Aoki at Solitude
  • Photograph number 47: Bruce Aoki with his ski instructor David Thurgood at Solitude
1 7
Solitude Ski School
  • Photograph number 48: Ski school class
  • Photograph number 49: Ski school class
  • Photograph number 50: unknown boy on the slopes

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Schaeffler, Willi

Corporate Names

  • Solitude Ski School