The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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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: January 1, 1977
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher in 1977
Date: January 1, 1980
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
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: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Media Type: Award
Anti-Defamation League Honors
Media Type: Photo
Detroit Mayor Coleman Young and President Jimmy Carter
Date: November 24, 1981
Media Type: Letter
President Reagan's Task Force Welcoming Letter
Date: November 20, 1970
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher agreed to serve as Chairman of Detroit Renaissance, a civic organization with the goal of economic growth for Detroit. The directors included dozens of the most recognizable leaders in Detroit's business community including James M. Roche, Chairman of General Motors and Joseph Hudson, Jr., President of Hudson's Department Stores.
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Date: January 1, 1969
Media Type: Photo
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
Date: November 1, 1971
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher addressing the final session of the Founding Assembly
Date: June 1, 1990
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher with Marjorie, Jane Sherman, and others at the JAFI Assembly in 1990.
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.