The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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A 1966 Detroit Jewish News article titled "Israel is Facing Massive Absorption Job" quotes Max Fisher heavily.
Jewish Welfare Federation Plaque
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max M. Fisher prepares to accept the National Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee in 1994.
Congratulatory letter from Bob Dole to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
An excerpt from The Congressional Record  detailing the $50 million loan to Israel agreement.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
Henry Ford II speaks to a crowd of reporters and well-wishers at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Renaissance Center on a rainy day in Detroit.
Henry Ford II presents a check to Max M. Fisher and the United Jewish Appeal.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
Max Fisher with future Israeli President Ephraim Katzir and Louis Pincus at the Founding Assembly for the Reconstituted JAFI in Jerusalem in 1971.
"The Amazing Life of Max Fisher" ran as the feature story on the front page of The Detroit Free Press on October 2, 2003 and detailed the life of the philanthropist and the opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Place.