The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
A personal letter from Secretary of State George Shultz.
Left to Right: Alan E. Schwartz, Joseph L. Hudson, Robert E. McCabe, Max M. Fisher, A. Alfred Taubman
Max Fisher with former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Rabbi Shlomo Goren at the Founding Assembly of the RAFI in June 1971.
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
Peter Golden explains Max Fisher's role negotiating between Meir and Nixon for re-supply to Israel.
Michigan Senate 80th Birthday Honors
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Michigan Governor William Milliken
Letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max M. Fisher, George Klein, and Richard Fox – the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
The Detroit riots, which began on July 23, 1967 led to 43 deaths, 7,200 arrests and a minimum of $42.5 million in damages.
Congratulatory letter from President Bill Clinton to Max Fisher for receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.