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The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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"The Gang of Eight" article
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
1961 United Foundation Torch Drive
Letter to President George H.W. Bush the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Detroit's Renaissance Center Article
Congratulatory letter from Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Left to Right: Phillip Hart, J.L. Hudson, Jr., Robert P. Griffin, and Max Fisher
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
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.
Letter from President Ronald Reagan to Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, regarding a visit from Max M. Fisher.
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.
Max Fisher with Richard Nixon in the White House
Renaissance Center
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s