Collection Scope and Contents
Title: Jean Paiva papers
Date (inclusive): 1985-1995
Collection Number: MS 181
2.56 linear feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Abstract: This collection consists of the papers of author Jean Paiva, including manuscript drafts, notes, research, and short stories.
Materials in the collection also include literary contracts, earnings statements, and correspondence between Paiva and other
authors, editors and literary figures.
Languages: The collection is in English.
The collection is open for research.
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and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and
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[identification of item], [date if possible]. Jean Paiva papers (MS 181). Special Collections & University Archives, University
of California, Riverside.
Gift of Frances Barth, 2003.
The collection was processed by Carlota Ramirez, Student Processing Assistant, 2017.
Processing of the Jean Paiva papers was completed by undergraduate students form the University of California, Riverside as
part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded
by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.
Jean Paiva was an American horror novelist who published two novels and multiple short stories. She had worked in some form
of publishing since college, which she dropped out of to work on the underground rock culture newspaper
Crawdaddy. After working at a men's magazine writing a film review column, in 1984 she found a position as an assistant at a trade
magazine publishing company. In addition to her work, she also used the weekends to be a first reader for the New American
Library, and work on her own horror/suspense novel. She published her first work,
The Lilith Factor, in 1989, before she tragically passed away in November of that year at the age of 45. Her work has continued to be published
posthumously, including short stories and her novel
The Last Gamble, which was published in 1990.
Collection Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the papers of author Jean Paiva, including manuscript drafts, notes, and research related to her
novels, most notably
The Last Gamble and
The Lilith Factor, and numerous short stories. Materials in the collection also include literary contracts, earnings statements, and correspondence
between Paiva and other authors, editors and literary figures.
The collection is arranged into two series as follows:
- Series 1. Novels and short stories, 1985-1990
- Series 2. Personal materials, 1985-1995
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
Genres and Forms of Materials