The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Media Type: Award
A handsome token of appreciation given to Max and Marjorie Fisher from the Jewish Federation of Detroit, of which Max Fisher was president from 1959 to 1964.
Date: August 1, 1970
Media Type: Photo
Jewish Agency for Israel leaders Max M. Fisher and Louis Pincus in 1970.
Date: April 27, 1983
Media Type: Award
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Honorary Doctorate
Date: June 1, 1964
Media Type: Photo
Photographs of Max Fisher and Louis Pincus, the architects of the reconstitution of the Jewish Agency, in Israel in 1964.
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Peter Cummings describes what it's like to work with Max Fisher.
Date: May 5, 1975
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher, Paul Milstein and Seymour Milstein
Date: September 8, 2003
Media Type: Video
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
Date: January 1, 1958
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Letter
Congratulatory letter from President Ronald Reagan to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Date: May 24, 1981
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher with Leon Dulzin, Joseph Sternstein, Charlotte Jacobson, and Ephraim Evron at the American Assembly for Zionism and Israel in 1981.
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Date: April 20, 1990
Media Type: Letter
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
Date: January 1, 1980
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
Date: April 23, 2000
Media Type: Award
1999, Michiganian of the Year Award
Media Type: Photo
Renaissance Center and Riverfront