The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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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.
Groundbreaking for Renaissance Center
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Max Fisher with Secretary of Commerce Robert Mosbacher and President George H. W. Bush outside the White House. Signed, "To Max - I love this shot. Your friend - George Bush"
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Louis Hamburger, Edward C. Levy, Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Itzhak Rabin, and Samuel Hamburger during the Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters Meeting at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.
Christmas shoppers in Detroit in the 1950s
In 1999 Max Fisher was named a Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's success in fundraising.
Congratulatory letter from President Bill Clinton to Max Fisher for receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
Letter from President Ronald Reagan to Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, regarding a visit from Max M. Fisher.