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The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Date: January 1, 1976
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher speaking to the General Assembly in Philadelphia in 1976.
Media Type: Photo
Groundbreaking for Renaissance Center
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: February 19, 1983
Media Type: Award
Michigan GOP Honors
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
Date: June 1, 1971
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher and Zalman Shazar
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Robert Aronson reflects on Max Fisher's historic influence on behalf of Israel.
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Peter Cummings relates Max Fisher's instinct to work behind the scenes.
Date: May 16, 1981
Media Type: Award
Jewish Statesmanship Award
Date: March 29, 1971
Media Type: Document
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Date: January 1, 1979
Media Type: Photo
Left to Right: Alan E. Schwartz, Joseph L. Hudson, Robert E. McCabe, Max M. Fisher, A. Alfred Taubman
Date: January 19, 1988
Media Type: Award
In 1988, Max Fisher was awarded this elaborate Shield of Zion by the American Zionist Federation of Los Angeles.
Date: April 1, 1973
Media Type: Photo
Left to Right (seated): Gottlieb Hammer (Executive Vice Chairman, UIA); Melvin Dubinsky (President and Board Chairman of UIA); Frank Kellogg (Special Assistant to the Secretary of State) Left to Right (standing): Simcha Dinitz (Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.); Leonard Garment (Special Consultant to President Nixon); Walter Stoessel, Jr. (Assistant Secretary for European Affairs); Joseph Sisco (Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs); Marshall Wright (Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations); Max M. Fisher (Chairman, Jewish Agency Board of Governors).