The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
Peter Cummings relates Max Fisher's instinct to work behind the scenes.
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
Abba Eban dinner
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Left to Right: Thomas A. Murphy (Chairman, General Motors), Max M. Fisher, Robert E. McCabe (President, Detroit Renaissance), A. Alfred Taubman, Frederick C. Matthaei, Jr.
American Jewish Committee Human Relations Award
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.
United Jewish Appeal V-E Day Commemorative Medal
"The Amazing Life of Max Fisher" ran as the feature story on the front page of The Detroit Free Press on October 2, 2003 and detailed the life of the philanthropist and the opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Place.
"Detroit Renaissance: A Decade of Progress and A Commitment to the Future," 1981 address by Max M. Fisher, Chairman of the Board, Detroit Renaissance, Inc.