The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Anti-Defamation League Honors
"Detroit Renaissance: A Decade of Progress and A Commitment to the Future," 1981 address by Max M. Fisher, Chairman of the Board, Detroit Renaissance, Inc.
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Clips from 1969 articles highlighting Max Fisher's appointment as a Special Advisor to President Nixon.
Max Fisher and  Zalman Shazar
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
In 1974, the Hadassah Wizo of Canada, a Jewish women's philanthropic organization, inscribed Max Fisher as a governor of the Haifa Community College in Winnipeg.
Congratulatory letter from Dick Cheney to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award 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.
Max Fisher with future Israeli President Ephraim Katzir and Louis Pincus at the Founding Assembly for the Reconstituted JAFI in Jerusalem in 1971.
Peter Cummings relates Max Fisher's instinct to work behind the scenes.
1961 United Foundation Torch Drive
Congratulatory letter from Bob Dole to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.