The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Date: May 28, 1981
Media Type: Letter
Letter from President Ronald Reagan to Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, regarding a visit from Max M. Fisher.
Media Type: Photo
Christmas shoppers in Detroit in the 1950s
Date: January 1, 1967
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
Date: November 24, 1981
Media Type: Letter
President Reagan's Task Force Welcoming Letter
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Peter Cummings describes what it's like to work with Max Fisher.
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.
Date: January 1, 1961
Media Type: Photo
1961 United Foundation Torch Drive
Date: January 1, 1958
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Date: October 2, 2003
Media Type: Article
"The Amazing Life of Max Fisher" ran as the feature story on the front page of The Detroit Free Press on October 2, 2003 and detailed the life of the philanthropist and the opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Place.
Date: May 25, 1965
Media Type: Article
An excerpt from The Congressional Record detailing the $50 million loan to Israel agreement.
Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Letter
Congratulatory letter from Henry Kissinger to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Jane Sherman talks about her father's success in fundraising.
Date: January 23, 1969
Media Type: Photo
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Louis Hamburger, Edward C. Levy, Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Itzhak Rabin, and Samuel Hamburger during the Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters Meeting at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.
Media Type: Photo
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
Date: January 1, 1988
Media Type: Document
Max Fisher in 25 words or less poster.
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher with Secretary of Commerce Robert Mosbacher and President George H. W. Bush outside the White House. Signed, "To Max - I love this shot. Your friend - George Bush"