The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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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"
Congratulatory letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
In 1988, Max Fisher was awarded this elaborate Shield of Zion by the American Zionist Federation of Los Angeles.
Max Fisher, Paul Milstein and Seymour Milstein
Max and Marjorie Fisher with Henry Ford II and his wife, Christina, during a trip to Israel in 1972.
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
1999, Michiganian of the Year Award
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
Operation Exodus Campaign Inaugural meeting
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
1994 National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony program showing Peter Golden and Mary Fisher as guest speakers.
Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.