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The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Letter
Congratulatory letter from Teddy Kollek to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Date: January 1, 1958
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Gene Miller relates Max Fisher's legendary fundraising power.
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: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.
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: April 16, 1981
Media Type: Document
"Detroit Renaissance: A Decade of Progress and A Commitment to the Future," 1981 address by Max M. Fisher, Chairman of the Board, Detroit Renaissance, Inc.
Media Type: Photo
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
Date: September 5, 1968
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher agrees to serve as Chairman of New Detroit during a meeting at McGregor Conference Center on the Campus of Wayne State University.
Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Award
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Date: March 29, 1971
Media Type: Letter
Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
Date: January 1, 1976
Media Type: Document
Chaim Weizmann Portrait
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Award
1994 National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony program showing Peter Golden and Mary Fisher as guest speakers.
Media Type: Letter
A handwritten letter to Max M. Fisher from an L.A. Times reader thanking him for his role in negotiating the Rogers Plan.