The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Chaim Weizmann Portrait
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Letter from Max M. Fisher to President Nixon concerning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's 1969 visit.
A handwritten letter to Max M. Fisher from an L.A. Times reader thanking him for his role in negotiating the Rogers Plan.
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.
Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Detroit's Renaissance Center Article
In 1999 Max Fisher was named a Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News.
Correspondence between Max M. Fisher and Judge Sherman C. Finesilver concerning the Rogers Plan.
Max Fisher speaking at the 40th anniversary of the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in Southfield, Michigan. (L-R) JCC President John H. Shepard, Max Fisher, Executive Director Alvin L. Kushner, and Judge Damon J. Keith.
Peter Golden explains Max Fisher's role negotiating between Meir and Nixon for re-supply to Israel.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
1961 United Foundation Torch Drive
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Robert Aronson explains how Max Fisher has been indispensible to Israeli leaders in helping them deal with America.