The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Bar-Ilan Degree
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
Robert Aronson reflects on Max Fisher's historic influence on behalf of Israel.
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.
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.
Max Fisher in meetings with President Ford and staff in the White House in the spring of 1975.
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Detroit News on July 15, 1971
Peter Cummings relates Max Fisher's instinct to work behind the scenes.
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
United Jewish Appeal LBJ Plaque
In the Fall of 1971, Henry Ford undertook the largest single building venture in Detroit’s history. The project was the Renaissance Center, also known as “RenCen.”