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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
[approx. 1967-2009]
Scope and Content
The fonds contains materials relating to Nancy Nicol’s work as a documentary filmmaker and activist. There are raw moving image and audio footage used in the making of documentary films. Also included are Nicol’s finalized full-length films and shorts. The fonds consists of a significant amount of …
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Moving image
Textual records
Date Range
[approx. 1967-2009]
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Creator
Nancy Nicol
Fonds Number
F0051
Physical Description
103.5 cm textual records 28 VHS tapes 27 DVDs (three missing at the time of processing) 1 one inch master film reel 1 Super 16mm, b/w, 800 feet, 1 hour at 24FPS 58 Sony DV cam tapes 373 Sony mini DV cam tapes 11 audio cassette tapes 40 CD-R (electronic textual and graphic records) 1 CD rom 204 .mov files (electronic moving image records) 107. aif files, (electronic audio records) 79 .doc files (electronic textual records) 114 graphic records 86 colour photographic slides 28 b/w photographs 2 graphic materials (posters, 2 copies of each)
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Nancy Nicol (Professor Emeritus, School of Media, Arts and Performance, York University) is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work is grounded in the tradition of artist as activist, probing issues of human rights, social justice and struggles for social change. Nicol’s research, writing and creative projects include video art and documentary as well as critical writing in LGBTIQ+ human rights and social movements in Canada and internationally. Nicol’s works are screened widely in national and international festivals, human rights conferences and community-based organizations. From 2011 to 2016, Nicol led a large international research and participatory documentary project: Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights, funded by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada SSHRC. A partnership of mutual learning the project brought together 31 community-based partners based in Canada, Africa, the Caribbean and India. Employing participatory documentary, participatory action research and legal research and analysis, Envisioning researched, documented and analyzed criminalization and human rights violations, contemporary movements to resist to criminalization and advance LGBTIQ+ liberation and rights in the Commonwealth, as well as issues faced by LGBTIQ asylum seekers in Canada. Between 1979 and 2010 Nicol created over 30 films; and from 2011 to 2016, she produced and directed and/or contributed to an additional 60 feature-length documentaries and video shorts as part of the Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights project. Recent documentaries include: Sangini (2016, directed by Nicol, Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights in partnership with Sangini, a shelter for LBT people in Delhi); And Still We Rise, (2015, directed by Lusimbo and Nicol, Sexual Minorities Uganda and Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights), a moving documentary on resistance to the Anti-Homosexual Act (AHA) in Uganda; No Easy Walk To Freedom (2014, directed by Nicol in partnership with Naz Foundation India Trust, Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights) on the struggle to decriminalize ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature’ in India; The Time Has Come / Ha Llegado El Momento / Le Moment Est Arrivé (2013, produced by Nicol, Vance, Fisher, Kara; directed by Vance, Fisher and Kara, ARC International and Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights) features LGBT human rights defenders from around the world on ways to strengthen protections under the historic United Nations resolution that recognized sexual orientation and gender identity as prohibited grounds for discrimination in 2011; and Telling Our Stories: 36 video portraits created by Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights partners in the Caribbean, Africa and India, edited by Nicol and Siirala; premiered at Imagining Home: Resistance, Migration, Contradiction, curated by Karen Stansworth, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, June - October 2014. Nancy Nicol is a frequent contributor to international conferences in the areas of LGBT human rights, social movements, and art and activism. Nicol’s recent scholarly publications include: forthcoming (2017) book: Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope, Nicol, Jjuuko, Lusimbo, Mulé, Ursel, Wahab and Waugh, (eds.) University of London, UK; “Envisioning LGBT Refugee Rights in Canada: Is Canada A Safe Haven?” (2015) a research report written by Gamble, Mulé, Nicol, Waugh, Jordan, and Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants; “Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: Strategic alliances to advance knowledge and social change”, (2014) by Nicol, Gates-Gasse and Mulé, Scholarly and Research Communication, Special Issue: Community-Based Participatory Research, Vol. 5, No 3; “Sexual Rights and the LGBTI movement in Botswana”, (2013) by Monica Tabengwa and Nancy Nicol, in: Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change, Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites (eds.) London: Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, London, UK. Earlier publications include: “Politics of the Heart: recognition of homoparental families”, (2009) in Who’s Your Daddy? And Other Writings on Queer Parenting, ed. Rachel Epstein, Sumac Press; “Legal Struggles and Political Resistance: Same-Sex Marriage in Canada and the U.S” co-written by Miriam Smith and Nancy Nicol, Sexualities Vol 11, Issue 6 (Sage Publications, December 2008, pp.667-687); and “Politics of the Heart: recognition of homoparental families”, (2008) Florida Philosophical Review: Journal of the Florida Philosophical Association, Vol 8, issue 1 (University of Central Florida Department of Philosophy. Other documentaries on queer histories by Nicol include: Dykes Planning Tykes: Queering the Family Tree (2011, directed by Nancy Nicol and M. J. Daniel) on the groundbreaking family planning course for lesbians and queer identified women in Toronto; and One Summer in New Paltz: A Cautionary Tale (2008), on the civil disobedience same-sex marriage movement in the USA. In 2009, Nicol completed her award-winning series From Criminality to Equality on the history of lesbian and gay rights organizing in Canada from 1969 to 2009 which includes the films Stand Together (124 min. 2002), The Queer Nineties (90 min. 2009), Politics of the Heart (68 min. 2005) and The End of Second Class (90 min. 2006). Her work on lesbian and gay history also includes a number of shorts: Pride and Resistance, and Proud Lives. This body of work has received a number of honours including: short-listed for the Derek Oyston CHE Film Prize, 23rd London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, London, UK; Elle Flanders Award for Best Documentary, Inside Out, Toronto, 2007 and 2006; Honourable Mention for Best Canadian Female Director in the shorts category, Inside Out, 2007; the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary, Image + Nation, Montréal, 2006; the Audience Choice Award, Making Scenes, Ottawa, 2002 and the John Bailey Completion Award, Inside Out, 2002. Nicol’s films, including earlier works from the 1980s, are available at Vtape.
Scope and Content
The fonds contains materials relating to Nancy Nicol’s work as a documentary filmmaker and activist. There are raw moving image and audio footage used in the making of documentary films. Also included are Nicol’s finalized full-length films and shorts. The fonds consists of a significant amount of research material as well as administrative work relating to film production, distribution, and publicization. Nicol’s film work is divided into two large sections, clearly distinguished in the fonds: Nicol’s earlier work focussed on LGBT rights and history largely in Canada, and her later work on the Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights project.
Storage Location
Posters MC : 6.1 /01 : 14.5.3 /02-04 : 14.5.4 /05 : AV.14.7 /06 : AV.14.8 /07 : AV.12.5
Related Material
See the ArQuives monographs and serials collections for 2016-053 and 2019-043, and Appendix A in the finding aid.
Access Restrictions
Open
Copyright
Researchers wishing to publish moving image, sound recording materials, and transcripts must obtain written permission from Nancy Nicol. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that The ArQuives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).
Arrangement
Contains series: 1- Administration 2- Research 3- Audio-Visual 4- Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights project
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2016-056, 2019-043
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One Summer in New Paltz: A Cautionary Tale

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
2008
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Moving image
Date Range
2008
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Fonds Number
F0051
Item Number
2012-006/001F
Responsibility
Producer/Director Nancy Nicol : Composer Alyssa Ryvers : Director of Photography Michelle Handleman : Distribution v-tape
Physical Description
DVD (length: 54:00)
Physical Condition
Good
Storage Location
AV.12.4
Places
Canada
Access Restrictions
Open
Copyright
Intervention Video Inc. 2008
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2012-006
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Proud Lives: Chris Bearchell (Aug. 16, 1953 - Feb. 18, 2007)

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
March 21, 2007
Scope and Content
Memorial: A video tribute by Nancy Nicol
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Moving image
Date Range
March 21, 2007
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Fonds Number
F0051
Item Number
2012-006/002F
Responsibility
Nancy Nicol
Physical Description
DVD (length: 16:00) ; burned copy
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Memorial: A video tribute by Nancy Nicol
Storage Location
AV.12.4
Places
Canada
Access Restrictions
Open
Manufacturer / Distributor Notes
Canada
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2012-006
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Making The Political Appear: Black Queer Histories of Organizing

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
March 21, 2005
Scope and Content
Video documentation by Nancy Nicol
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Moving image
Date Range
March 21, 2005
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Fonds Number
F0051
Item Number
2012-006/003F
Physical Description
DVD ; burned copy
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Video documentation by Nancy Nicol
Storage Location
AV.12.4
Places
Canada
Access Restrictions
Open
Manufacturer / Distributor Notes
Canada
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2012-006
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Description Level
Item
Date Range
2005
Scope and Content
This video focuses on the health care needs of Two Spirit people and the challenges and barriers they face when seeking medical care in both Aboriginal communities and through main stream health care providers. It includes a focus group discussion of Aboriginal service providers, and five short tes…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Moving image
Date Range
2005
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Item Number
2016-053/001F
Responsibility
Poe's Nest Films
Language
English
Physical Description
1 optical disc (11 min. 53 sec.) : DVD-R, single layer, col., NTSC, 4:3, sd., stereo ; 12 cm + 1 original packaging
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
This video focuses on the health care needs of Two Spirit people and the challenges and barriers they face when seeking medical care in both Aboriginal communities and through main stream health care providers. It includes a focus group discussion of Aboriginal service providers, and five short testimonial interviews with Aboriginal people detailing their personal experiences with the health care profession.
Storage Location
AV.5.7
Places
Canada
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-053
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Regards sur les familles homoparentales

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Description Level
Item
Date Range
2009
Scope and Content
DVD-ROM contains information about the Coalition des familles homoparentales and various resources on the theme of LGBT families. DVD contains interviews with LGBT families. From sleeve: "Cette trousse et cette formation ont pour but de répondre aux besoins des enfants qui vivent dans des familles…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Moving image
Date Range
2009
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Item Number
2016-053/002F
Responsibility
Coalition des familles homoparentales
Language
French
Physical Description
2 optical discs : 1 DVD-ROM, single layer + 1 DVD, single layer, col., NTSC, sd., stereo ; 12 cm + 1 original packaging
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
DVD-ROM contains information about the Coalition des familles homoparentales and various resources on the theme of LGBT families. DVD contains interviews with LGBT families. From sleeve: "Cette trousse et cette formation ont pour but de répondre aux besoins des enfants qui vivent dans des familles homoparentales et dont la structure familiale n'est pas bien représentée ou reconnue dans les institutions publiques, notamment dans le système scolaire, le système de santé et des services sociaux, et dans les organismes communautaires. Elle répond également aux besoins exprimés par des éducatrices et des éducateurs qui ont demandé de l'aide afin d'être mieux outillés pour intervenir lorsqu'ils sont témoins de propos et de gestes homophobes entre des élèves du primaire, ce qui arrive malhereusement trop souvent."
Notes
Contains original packaging : 1 black plastic keep case, 1 paper sleeve with colour graphics and description of contents, 1 poster, and 1 form
Storage Location
AV.5.7
Places
Québec
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-053
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1974-2011, predominant 1994-200-
Scope and Content
The administration series consists of records relating to the administration of Nicol’s documentary creation process. Such as correspondence, notes, logs for oral history interviews which consist of time stamped transcriptions/notes with various participants. Work relating to grants and awards, sp…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1974-2011, predominant 1994-200-
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Fonds Number
F0051
Series Number
1
Physical Description
Textual records
Extent
37 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The administration series consists of records relating to the administration of Nicol’s documentary creation process. Such as correspondence, notes, logs for oral history interviews which consist of time stamped transcriptions/notes with various participants. Work relating to grants and awards, speaking engagements and conferences Nicol attended and spoke at. Also included are materials collected relating to press materials, both in relation to Nicol’s films and same sex marriage more generally.
Arrangement
1.1-Documentary Administration 1.2-Finance 1.3-Conference, Talks
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2016-053, 2019-043
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
1967-2016, predominant 198- - 200-
Scope and Content
The Research series consists of records relating to the research for Nicol’s documentaries. Such as materials from conferences Nicol attended, articles, media clippings, briefs, newsletters, programs, workshop materials, RCMP surveillance reports, legal and legislative documents relating to the fig…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1967-2016, predominant 198- - 200-
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Fonds Number
F0051
Series Number
2
Physical Description
48.5cm of textual records 114 graphic records 86 colour photographic slides 28 b/w photographs 2 moving images, (2 DVDs) 2 cd-r, textual records and graphic materials
Scope and Content
The Research series consists of records relating to the research for Nicol’s documentaries. Such as materials from conferences Nicol attended, articles, media clippings, briefs, newsletters, programs, workshop materials, RCMP surveillance reports, legal and legislative documents relating to the fight for same-sex marriage, same-sex labour rights, LGBTQ2+ health care rights, civil and overall LGBTQ2+ rights in Canada.
Arrangement
2.1-General Documentary Research 2.2-Legal 2.3-Media
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2016-053, 2019-043
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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
198- -2009
Scope and Content
The Audio-Visual series consists of records relating to the research for Nicol’s documentaries. Such as materials from conferences Nicol attended, articles, media clippings, briefs, newsletters, programs, workshop materials, RCMP surveillance reports, legal and legislative documents relating to the…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
198- -2009
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Fonds Number
F0051
Series Number
3
Physical Description
28 VHS tapes 20 DVDs (three missing at the time of processing) 1 one inch master film reel 1 Super 16mm, b/w, 800 feet, 1 hour at 24FPS 58 Sony DV cam tapes 373 Sony mini DV cam tapes 37 CD-R 11 audio cassette tapes 204 .mov files (moving image files) 107. aif files, (electronic audio files) 79 .doc files (electronic textual records)
Scope and Content
The Audio-Visual series consists of records relating to the research for Nicol’s documentaries. Such as materials from conferences Nicol attended, articles, media clippings, briefs, newsletters, programs, workshop materials, RCMP surveillance reports, legal and legislative documents relating to the fight for same-sex marriage, same-sex labour rights, LGBTQ2+ health care rights, civil and overall LGBTQ2+ rights in Canada.
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2016-053, 2019-043
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Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights project

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Collection
Archives
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Description Level
Series
Date Range
[200- ] - 2016
Scope and Content
The Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights project series consists of records relating to the research for Nicol’s documentaries. Such as materials from conferences Nicol attended, articles, media clippings, briefs, newsletters, programs, workshop materials, RCMP surveillance reports, legal and legis…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
[200- ] - 2016
Part Of
Nancy Nicol fonds
Fonds Number
F0051
Series Number
4
Physical Description
9 cm textual records 1 CD rom 5 DVDs 1 CD-R
Scope and Content
The Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights project series consists of records relating to the research for Nicol’s documentaries. Such as materials from conferences Nicol attended, articles, media clippings, briefs, newsletters, programs, workshop materials, RCMP surveillance reports, legal and legislative documents relating to the fight for same-sex marriage, same-sex labour rights, LGBTQ2+ health care rights, civil and overall LGBTQ2+ rights in Canada.
Arrangement
4.1-Conferences 4.2-Research 4.3-Reports and published outcomes of Envisioning
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2016-053, 2019-043
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