The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Letter to Max M. Fisher from Moshe Arad, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
Max Fisher with Marjorie, Jane Sherman, and others at the JAFI Assembly in 1990.
Congratulatory letter from Bob Dole to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Gene Miller relates Max Fisher's legendary fundraising power.
Congratulatory letter from President Bill Clinton to Max Fisher for receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher in 1977
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.”
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
Abba Eban dinner
Groundbreaking for Renaissance Center
Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
1960 UJA Overseas Report
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.