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The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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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: July 11, 1990
Media Type: Letter
Letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max M. Fisher, George Klein, and Richard Fox – the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
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"
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.
Media Type: Photo
Detroit Renaissance Construction
Date: November 28, 1994
Media Type: Letter
Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Date: December 1, 1984
Media Type: Article
"The Gang of Eight" article
Date: October 14, 1987
Media Type: Letter
A personal letter from Secretary of State George Shultz.
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: February 8, 1973
Media Type: Photo
Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
Date: October 21, 1987
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher next to his sculpture at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.
Date: April 22, 1966
Media Type: Article
A 1966 Detroit Jewish News article titled "Israel is Facing Massive Absorption Job" quotes Max Fisher heavily.
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.
Date: January 1, 1980
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.