Dr. Kevin Starr, California Historian and State Librarian, Hall of Fame
Dr. Kevin Starr (September 3, 1940 – January 14, 2017) was an American historian, best known for his extraordinary multi-volume series on the history of California, collectively known as "Americans and the California Dream." Dr. Starr served as California's State Librarian, was awarded the Gold Medal of the Commonwealth Club of California, and, in 2006, was presented the National Humanities Medal by President George W. Bush. In 2010, Dr. Starr was inducted into the California Hall of Fame. His work provides a breathtaking view over the mythic landscape of California history.