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The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Robert Aronson reflects on Max Fisher's historic influence on behalf of Israel.
Congratulatory letter from Bob Dole to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Louis Hamburger, Edward C. Levy, Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Itzhak Rabin, and Samuel Hamburger during the Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters Meeting at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's success in fundraising.
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.
Max Fisher and George Shultz with Jane Sherman at the Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly in San Francisco in 1990, during which Shultz was presented the Human Rights Award by his longtime friend Fisher.
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.
Milwaukee Journal article entitled "Detroit Refuses to Give Up" about the Detroit Renaissance.
Correspondence between Max M. Fisher and Judge Sherman C. Finesilver concerning the Rogers Plan.
"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.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Christmas shoppers in Detroit in the 1950s
United Jewish Appeal LBJ Plaque
Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
Max Fisher in meetings with President Ford and staff in the White House in the spring of 1975.