The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
Max and Marjorie Fisher with Henry Ford II and his wife, Christina, during a trip to Israel in 1972.
Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Max Fisher and George Shultz with Jane Sherman at the Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly in San Francisco in 1990, during which Shultz was presented the Human Rights Award by his longtime friend Fisher.
A personal letter from Secretary of State George Shultz.
Congratulatory letter from Dick Cheney to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
The original New Detroit committee. Max Fisher is in the second row, far left.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Honorary Doctorate
Henry Ford II presents a check to Max M. Fisher and the United Jewish Appeal.
Gene Miller remembers Max Fisher's integrity, honesty and ability to listen.
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.
Congratulatory letter from George P. Shultz to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.