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The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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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.
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.
Date: January 1, 1998
Media Type: Photo
A photograph of the then four living presidents, signed by each, presented to Max Fisher in 1998, along with a personal letter from Gerald Ford.
Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Award
Max M. Fisher prepares to accept the National Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee in 1994.
Date: July 12, 1984
Media Type: Award
HUD Certificate of Appreciation
Date: April 1, 1973
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher, Gerald Ford and other members of the UJA and the State Department signing the contract in the Thomas Jefferson Room of the State Dept. Building.
Media Type: Photo
Groundbreaking for Renaissance Center
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher with Henry Kissinger in the White House. Signed, "To Max Fisher - With the affection and admiration of his friend - Henry A. Kissinger."
Date: March 29, 1971
Media Type: Letter
Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
Date: July 15, 1971
Media Type: Award
Detroit News on July 15, 1971
Date: November 17, 1990
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher and George Shultz with Jane Sherman at the Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly in San Francisco in 1990, during which Shultz was presented the Human Rights Award by his longtime friend Fisher.
Date: December 1, 1972
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher, Yigal Allon and Yosef Tekoah
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: May 1, 1973
Media Type: Photo
Henry Ford II speaks to a crowd of reporters and well-wishers at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Renaissance Center on a rainy day in Detroit.
Date: October 14, 1987
Media Type: Letter
A personal letter from Secretary of State George Shultz.
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.