The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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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.
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
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"
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
Left to Right: Dan Lavin, Art Howard, Max Fisher, Abe Green, John Leerie, and Joseph Holtzman take a break for lunch during the 1956 Allied Jewish Campaign.
1999, Michiganian of the Year Award
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Honorary Doctorate
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
Max Fisher next to his sculpture at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.
Max Fisher with Henry Kissinger in the White House. Signed, "To Max Fisher - With the affection and admiration of his friend - Henry A. Kissinger."
Gerald Ford discusses Max Fisher's effectiveness.
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
A handsome token of appreciation given to Max and Marjorie Fisher from the Jewish Federation of Detroit, of which Max Fisher was president from 1959 to 1964.