The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Peter Cummings describes what it's like to work with Max Fisher.
Left to Right: Alan E. Schwartz, Joseph L. Hudson, Robert E. McCabe, Max M. Fisher, A. Alfred Taubman
Michigan Senate 80th Birthday Honors
A photograph of the then four living presidents, signed by each, presented to Max Fisher in 1998, along with a personal letter from Gerald Ford.
Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
Letter from Max M. Fisher to President Nixon concerning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's 1969 visit.
Abba Eban dinner
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Bar-Ilan Degree
Letter to President George H.W. Bush the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Congratulatory letter from Henry Kissinger to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
In the Fall of 1971, Henry Ford undertook the largest single building venture in Detroit’s history. The project was the Renaissance Center, also known as “RenCen.”
Congratulatory letter from Israeli President Ezer Weizman to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
Agreement for the Reconstitution of the Jewish Agency of Israel