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Jean Paiva papers
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jean Paiva papers
    Date (inclusive): 1985-1995
    Collection Number: MS 181
    Creator: Paiva, Jean
    Extent: 2.56 linear feet (5 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    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.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Jean Paiva papers (MS 181). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Frances Barth, 2003.

    Processing History

    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.

    Biographical Note

    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.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into two series as follows:
    • Series 1. Novels and short stories, 1985-1990
    • Series 2. Personal materials, 1985-1995

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Fantasy fiction
    Horror tales
    Literature publishing

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Correspondence
    Floppy disks
    Manuscripts
    Short stories