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The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Congratulatory letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher in 1977
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
Clips from 1969 articles highlighting Max Fisher's appointment as a Special Advisor to President Nixon.
Edsel Ford claims the name Max Fisher is synonymous with the city of Detroit.
Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Peter Cummings describes what it's like to work with Max Fisher.
New Detroit article
1999, Michiganian of the Year Award
Congratulatory letter from Henry Kissinger to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
Damon Keith explains how Henry Ford and Max Fisher were the leaders in Detroit in bringing the community back together after the Riots.
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
"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.
Detroit Mayor Coleman Young and President Jimmy Carter