The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Jewish Statesmanship Award
Congratulatory letter from Teddy Kollek to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
A 1966 Detroit Jewish News article titled "Israel is Facing Massive Absorption Job" quotes Max Fisher heavily.
Correspondence between Max M. Fisher and Judge Sherman C. Finesilver concerning the Rogers Plan.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
Detroit Mayor Coleman Young and President Jimmy Carter
Mary Fisher on Max's ability to find the solution.
Anti-Defamation League Honors
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
Construction of Renaissance Center
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
Letter to President George H.W. Bush the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
The Detroit riots, which began on July 23, 1967 led to 43 deaths, 7,200 arrests and a minimum of $42.5 million in damages.
In 1984, Max Fisher wrote an article for the Detroit Free Press titled "Believe in a brighter future for Detroit."