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Burmahln Family Papers
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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."
1 Box (.42 linear feet)
Copyright has not been assigned to San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational institutions.
Collection is open for research.