The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others
Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
Construction of Renaissance Center
Peter Cummings describes what it's like to work with Max Fisher.
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
A personal letter from Secretary of State George Shultz.
Max Fisher with Marjorie, Jane Sherman, and others at the JAFI Assembly in 1990.
Photographs of Max Fisher and Louis Pincus, the architects of the reconstitution of the Jewish Agency, in Israel in 1964.
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Letter from Max M. Fisher to White House Chief of Staff John Sununu concerning U.S. policy toward Jerusalem.
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
President Reagan's Task Force Welcoming Letter
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Left to Right (seated): Gottlieb Hammer (Executive Vice Chairman, UIA); Melvin Dubinsky (President and Board Chairman of UIA); Frank Kellogg (Special Assistant to the Secretary of State)
Left to Right (standing): Simcha Dinitz (Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.); Leonard Garment (Special Consultant to President Nixon); Walter Stoessel, Jr. (Assistant Secretary for European Affairs); Joseph Sisco (Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs); Marshall Wright (Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations); Max M. Fisher (Chairman, Jewish Agency Board of Governors).