The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Max Fisher with Marjorie, Jane Sherman, and others at the JAFI Assembly in 1990.
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
Max Fisher addressing the final session of the Founding Assembly
United Jewish Appeal V-E Day Commemorative Medal
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.
Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
Tribute to Max Fisher
Renaissance Center and Riverfront
Congratulatory letter from President Bill Clinton to Max Fisher for receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
Correspondence between Max M. Fisher and Judge Sherman C. Finesilver concerning the Rogers Plan.
Max Fisher agreed to serve as Chairman of Detroit Renaissance, a civic organization with the goal of economic growth for Detroit. The directors included dozens of the most recognizable leaders in Detroit's business community including James M. Roche, Chairman of General Motors and Joseph Hudson, Jr., President of Hudson's Department Stores.
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action