The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Date: June 1, 1971
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher with future Israeli President Ephraim Katzir and Louis Pincus at the Founding Assembly for the Reconstituted JAFI in Jerusalem in 1971.
Date: November 25, 1968
Media Type: Document
Max Fisher "A Man of Our Times"
Date: November 24, 1981
Media Type: Letter
President Reagan's Task Force Welcoming Letter
Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Letter
Congratulatory letter from President Gerald Ford to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Date: January 19, 1989
Media Type: Letter
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Moshe Arad, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
Date: January 1, 1970
Media Type: Award
The Alpha Kappa Psi Civic Award, "For service to country and community and inspiring leadership," presented to Max Fisher in 1970 by the Delta Theta Chapter of the University of Detroit.
Date: October 4, 1983
Media Type: Award
Max Fisher Jewish Community Foundation Dedication
Date: March 29, 1971
Media Type: Letter
Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
Media Type: Photo
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
Date: October 30, 1977
Media Type: Photo
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.
Date: September 8, 2003
Media Type: Video
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
Date: January 1, 1961
Media Type: Photo
1961 United Foundation Torch Drive
Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Letter
Congratulatory letter from Teddy Kollek to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award 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: January 14, 1970
Media Type: Letter
Correspondence between Max M. Fisher and Judge Sherman C. Finesilver concerning the Rogers Plan.