The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Max Fisher with future Israeli President Ephraim Katzir and Louis Pincus at the Founding Assembly for the Reconstituted JAFI in Jerusalem in 1971.
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.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Detroit News on July 15, 1971
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Detroit business and community leaders, left to right, Robert Surdam, Henry Ford II, Max Fisher, and Robert McCabe in front of the Renaissance Center, late 1970s.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Michigan Governor William Milliken
Max Fisher in meetings with President Ford and staff in the White House in the spring of 1975.
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
Gene Miller remembers Max Fisher's integrity, honesty and ability to listen.
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award
Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.