This collection contains the family documents of Lyle and Clarence Burmahln, who are responsible for funding San José State
University's Clarence F. and Lyle V. Burmahln Scholarships. The Burmahln documents were given to the university by Austen
Warburton, the Burmahlns' lawyer and advisor, when the scholarships were established in the mid-1980s.
Lyle Burmahln (née Pardee) was born in Watsonville, California, in 1901. After graduating from Watsonville High School, she
moved to San José and worked as a legal secretary. She married Clarence Burmahln on July 10, 1939. Before her death in 1984,
Mrs. Burmahln bequeathed $250,000.00 to San José State University. Upon receiving the gift in 1985, SJSU President Gail Fullerton
told the Spartan Daily, "This is the largest single gift for scholarship from a private source the school has ever received."
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