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The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Date: November 26, 1962
Media Type: Photo
Abba Eban dinner
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: January 19, 1989
Media Type: Letter
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Moshe Arad, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
Date: January 1, 1980
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
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: April 1, 1999
Media Type: Award
In 1999 Max Fisher was named a Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News.
Date: April 18, 1966
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.
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).
Date: March 29, 1971
Media Type: Document
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
Date: October 9, 1969
Media Type: Letter
Letter from Max M. Fisher to President Nixon concerning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's 1969 visit.
Date: April 27, 1983
Media Type: Award
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Honorary Doctorate
Date: June 1, 1971
Media Type: Photo
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.
Date: February 1, 1956
Media Type: Photo
Left to Right: Dan Lavin, Art Howard, Max Fisher, Abe Green, John Leerie, and Joseph Holtzman take a break for lunch during the 1956 Allied Jewish Campaign.
Date: November 30, 1994
Media Type: Letter
Congratulatory letter from Brian Kott, President of the Detroit Chapter of the AJC, to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award.