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The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Congratulatory letter from Bob Dole to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher speaking in a UJA fundraising video about the need to support Jewish people around the world.
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
A handwritten letter to Max M. Fisher from an L.A. Times reader thanking him for his role in negotiating the Rogers Plan.
Congratulatory letter from Henry Kissinger to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Gerald Ford discusses Max Fisher's effectiveness.
Max Fisher with Secretary of Commerce Robert Mosbacher and President George H. W. Bush outside the White House. Signed, "To Max - I love this shot. Your friend - George Bush"
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
Max Fisher agrees to serve as Chairman of New Detroit during a meeting at McGregor Conference Center on the Campus of Wayne State University.
Max and Marjorie Fisher with Henry Ford II and his wife, Christina, during a trip to Israel in 1972.
Congratulatory letter from Brian Kott, President of the Detroit Chapter of the AJC, to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award.
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
"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.
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.