Photo of Warren Hellman

Photo of Warren Hellman playing banjo
Warren Hellman with Abigail Washburn

Young Warren Hellman in office


Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
In Memoriam Link

Warren Hellman: Financier, Philanthropist, Civic Patron, Mensch

Conducted by Lisa Rubens in 2011, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2014.

Warren Hellman’s oral history consists of twelve interviews totaling 23 hours of video recordings. The interviews were conducted between March and October 2011 in Warren’s office by Lisa Rubens, historian and interviewer with The Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library.

Throughout these interviews Warren, in his inimitable style — incisive, humorous, and sharp-witted — reflects on his storied life, including his family background, hellion youth, prodigious business career, creative and generous philanthropic and community activities, and especially his music.




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