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.
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.
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Honorary Doctorate
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Congratulatory letter from Israeli President Ezer Weizman to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Max Fisher speaking at the 40th anniversary of the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in Southfield, Michigan. (L-R) JCC President John H. Shepard, Max Fisher, Executive Director Alvin L. Kushner, and Judge Damon J. Keith.
Max Fisher with Leon Dulzin, Joseph Sternstein, Charlotte Jacobson, and Ephraim Evron at the American Assembly for Zionism and Israel in 1981.
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
A handwritten letter to Max M. Fisher from an L.A. Times reader thanking him for his role in negotiating the Rogers Plan.
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.