The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Media Type: Award
Anti-Defamation League Honors
Date: June 1, 1971
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others
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: January 16, 1989
Media Type: Photo
President Reagan honored Max Fisher with the Presidential Citizen Medal at the White House in 1989.
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Damon Keith explains how Henry Ford and Max Fisher were the leaders in Detroit in bringing the community back together after the Riots.
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: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Date: June 25, 1990
Media Type: Letter
Letter to President George H.W. Bush the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Date: June 15, 1982
Media Type: Photo
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Bill Berman talks about Max Fisher's commitment to finding consensus among groups in the pursuit of the right decision.
Date: June 1, 1971
Media Type: Photo
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Bill Berman describes Max Fisher's belief that consensus was not "the middle ground," but the process of getting a group to all reach the right decision.
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Max Fisher speaking in a UJA fundraising video about the need to support Jewish people around the world.
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.