The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
Max Fisher, Gerald Ford and other members of the UJA and the State Department signing the contract in the Thomas Jefferson Room of the State Dept. Building.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.
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.
Left to Right: Thomas A. Murphy (Chairman, General Motors), Max M. Fisher, Robert E. McCabe (President, Detroit Renaissance), A. Alfred Taubman, Frederick C. Matthaei, Jr.
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.
Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
Max Fisher and  Zalman Shazar