Leeroy Jenkins: At least he had a chicken, 2010  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Leeroy Jenkins: At least he had a chicken
2010 (inclusive)
0.04 linear feet
Collection Number
Daniel Tompkins was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Telephone: 541-346-3925
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Publication of this finding aid was supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

An analysis of Leeroy Jenkins as a folk legend among gamers and people in general. It covers how his story has spread through video, word of mouth, integration into popular media, and integration into the game he started in, also lays out reasons for why his legend continues, such as the familiar nature of the event to gamers and the familiar slapstick and racial humor to others.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection includes project release form signed by the collector.

Collection includes informant release forms signed by the informants.

Restrictions on Use

Collection is available for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore text sheetsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Interview transcriptReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Description Dates
C01_2011_036: Leeroy Jenkins: At Least He Had Chicken
1.0 electronic optical disc (cd-rom)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • clubs (associations)
  • computer games
  • counterculture folklore
  • fans (audience)
  • Gamers
  • Leeroy Jenkins
  • organizations
  • Recreation
  • Recreational
  • role playing games
  • Sound recordings
  • video games
  • video recordings
  • World of Warcraft
  • World of Warcraft players
  • Personal Names :
  • Anathem, Pseudonym
  • Covolo, Courtney
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Northwest, Pacific
  • United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • anti-heros
  • Fieldwork project
  • humorous