The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Michigan Governor William Milliken
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
Michigan Senate 80th Birthday Honors
New Detroit article
Detroit business and community leaders, left to right, Robert Surdam, Henry Ford II, Max Fisher, and Robert McCabe in front of the Renaissance Center, late 1970s.
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action
Milwaukee Journal article entitled "Detroit Refuses to Give Up" about the Detroit Renaissance.
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
Max and Marjorie Fisher with Henry Ford II and his wife, Christina, during a trip to Israel in 1972.
A handsome token of appreciation given to Max and Marjorie Fisher from the Jewish Federation of Detroit, of which Max Fisher was president from 1959 to 1964.
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
HUD Certificate of Appreciation