A Guide to the Wing Commander CIC Collection
The Wing Commander Combat Information Center (CIC) was founded by Ben Lesnick (aka Bandit, LOAF, or BanditLOAF) in 1998 at the web address www.wcnews.com. Since then, the site has become a hub for Wing Commander and Origin news, updates, collaboration, appreciation, and preservation. As of 2012, the site remains vital.
Paper records comprise primary design binders from various Wing Commander projects undertaken at Origin. Digital records comprise a 931.5 GB disk image of a hard drive Lesnick and others used to capture and scan floppy disks, CDs, photographs, and artifacts related to Origin, now stored at EA Mythic in Virginia. There are approximately 700 CD images and over 100 floppy disk images. Also included in the hard drive image is photographic documentation of Lesnick’s visit to EA Mythic. The collection also includes web crawls of the Wing Commander CIC website, where digitized Origin documentation, game player documentation and game patches, Wing Commander lore, and community news and activities can be found.
Access to portions of this collection are restricted. Contact repository for further information.
This collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
The donor retains copyright on all materials by the creator. Written permission must be obtained from copyright holder in order to photocopy or publish from the collection.
The University of Texas Digital Repository (UTDR) holds digital works and provides related services that together constitute a campus institutional repository. The Repository was established to provide open, online access to the products of the University’s research and scholarship, to preserve these works for future generations, to promote new models of scholarly communication, and to help deepen community understanding of the value of higher education.
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History (DBCAH) makes available born digital materials from its collections through the use of the UTDR. On the UTDR, The DBCAH Community houses born digital materials from collections within our repository allowing researchers the ability to access these materials from the DBCAH reading room or remotely.
When clicking on a link within a finding aid a new tab will open and you will be taken to the relevant UTDR page. There you will see the record for the work you have selected. This work record consists of information such as the title, description, subject, files in the work, access restriction notes and other information.
Any questions related to UTDR access, please contact Colleen Lyon, Repository Curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to report the problem. For any questions regarding access to the digital material of the collection please contact Briscoe Center Digital Archivist, Jessica Meyerson, at email@example.com.
Wing Commander CIC Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Matthew McKinley, February 2011.
Subsequent revisions made by Jennifer Allen, August 2016.
This collection contains unprocessed materials.
Detailed Description of the Papers