Project Storage

Materials associated with this project are stored at the home of Lowell Skoog in Seattle, Washington. If the project reference pages indicate that an item is in the LDS library, then a copy is in my possession. Materials are grouped first according to physical type (for example books are grouped separately from CD-ROMs) and second according to the author or producer of the material. Unfortunately, my website reference lists do not record the storage type of most photocopied items. If an item is not a book or CD-ROM, it is generally best to search for it in the following order: file folders, report binders, three-ring binders, magazine boxes, digital photocopies.


My office bookshelves have about twelve linear feet of hard and soft-bound books. They are grouped in alphabetical order by the author's or editor's name. Modern guidebooks and technical handbooks are stored in a different bookshelf than historical or photo books. When an item is listed in the project bibliography as a "partial copy" it is not stored with the hard or soft-bound books. Instead, it is in a file folder, report binder, or three-ring binder.

File Folders

I have two file cabinet drawers devoted to this project. They contain photocopies of short articles, filed alphabetically by author. Small clippings files are also stored here, indexed first by the person or organization that assembled the original file and second by the subject. For example, mountaineering clippings from the Bellingham Public Library may be found under "BPL, Mountaineering." Unsigned articles are stored in clippings indexed under "LDS" (indicating that they were collected by me). For example, my clippings about the Silver Skis race are filed under "LDS, Silver Skis". I try to minimize clippings files, filing materials by author whenever possible.

Report Binders

Photocopies that are too large for file folders are stored in three-hole report binders. I have about three linear feet of these binders, arranged alphabetically by author as usual. They are stored in magazine boxes on my bookshelf. Medium-size clippings files are also stored this way.

Three-Ring Binders

Photocopies that are too large for report binders are stored in three-ring binders. I have about three linear feet of these binders, arranged alphabetically by author on my bookshelf. These binders may contain entire photocopied books, large clippings files, scrapbooks, or collections of articles from a single source (for example the Mountaineers Bulletin).


I have about six linear feet of magazines and other periodicals collected in magazine boxes on one of my office bookshelves. These are recent magazines (such as Backcountry and Couloir) for which I have a subscription. Selected articles from older periodicals are normally filed by author in file folders (see above).

Storage Boxes

Bulky and/or unusual collections are stored in boxes on shelves in my office. These include "shoebox" collections, movies (on film or tape), and interview tapes. My Northwest Skier collection is also in a large box.

Backup Disks and CD-ROMs

Project files on my computer are regularly backed up on external disk drives in my office. Regular backups are found in the "Working files" folder on my backup disks organized by date. These documents are grouped in the following sub-folders: Materials that are backed up just once (not repeatedly) can be found in the following folders on my backup disks: Reference materials on CD-ROM are noted as such in my website reference lists and/or review notes. These are stored together in one or more CD-ROM binders on my office bookshelves.

Website Repository

The master repository for the website is hosted in a distributed version control system.

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