The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
Jewish Agency for Israel leaders Max M. Fisher and Louis Pincus in 1970.
Max Fisher with Henry Kissinger in the White House. Signed, "To Max Fisher - With the affection and admiration of his friend - Henry A. Kissinger."
Damon Keith explains how Henry Ford and Max Fisher were the leaders in Detroit in bringing the community back together after the Riots.
Max Fisher and  Zalman Shazar
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.
Christmas shoppers in Detroit in the 1950s
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.
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.
United Jewish Appeal LBJ Plaque
Photographs of Max Fisher and Louis Pincus, the architects of the reconstitution of the Jewish Agency, in Israel in 1964.
Henry Ford II speaks to a crowd of reporters and well-wishers at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Renaissance Center on a rainy day in Detroit.
A handwritten letter to Max M. Fisher from an L.A. Times reader thanking him for his role in negotiating the Rogers Plan.
Left to Right: Phillip Hart, J.L. Hudson, Jr., Robert P. Griffin, and Max Fisher
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
An excerpt from The Congressional Record  detailing the $50 million loan to Israel agreement.