The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
Congratulatory letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher next to his sculpture at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.
Max Fisher speaking to the General Assembly in Philadelphia in 1976.
"Detroit Renaissance: A Decade of Progress and A Commitment to the Future," 1981 address by Max M. Fisher, Chairman of the Board, Detroit Renaissance, Inc.
Operation Exodus Campaign Inaugural meeting
Photographs of Max Fisher and Louis Pincus, the architects of the reconstitution of the Jewish Agency, in Israel in 1964.
Congratulatory letter from Henry Kissinger to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
Chaim Weizmann Portrait
1994 National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony program showing Peter Golden and Mary Fisher as guest speakers.
Max Fisher fundraising at the famous annual Fisher Meeting in his home, 1984.
An excerpt from The Congressional Record  detailing the $50 million loan to Israel agreement.
Jewish Welfare Federation Plaque
Max Fisher agreed to serve as Chairman of Detroit Renaissance, a civic organization with the goal of economic growth for Detroit. The directors included dozens of the most recognizable leaders in Detroit's business community including James M. Roche, Chairman of General Motors and Joseph Hudson, Jr., President of Hudson's Department Stores.