The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Media Type: Photo
Groundbreaking for Renaissance Center
Date: January 1, 1975
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher in meetings with President Ford and staff in the White House in the spring of 1975.
Date: December 1, 1994
Media Type: Letter
Congratulatory letter from Israeli President Ezer Weizman to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Award
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Date: November 15, 1994
Media Type: Letter
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Date: October 2, 2003
Media Type: Article
"The Amazing Life of Max Fisher" ran as the feature story on the front page of The Detroit Free Press on October 2, 2003 and detailed the life of the philanthropist and the opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Place.
Media Type: Photo
Detroit Renaissance Construction
Date: January 1, 1988
Media Type: Document
Max Fisher in 25 words or less poster.
Date: April 20, 1967
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
Date: October 21, 1987
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher next to his sculpture at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.
Media Type: Photo
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Award
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
Media Type: Photo
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Date: May 28, 1981
Media Type: Letter
Letter from President Ronald Reagan to Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, regarding a visit from Max M. Fisher.