The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
1961 United Foundation Torch Drive
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
Max Fisher speaking at the 40th anniversary of the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in Southfield, Michigan. (L-R) JCC President John H. Shepard, Max Fisher, Executive Director Alvin L. Kushner, and Judge Damon J. Keith.
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Max Fisher with Richard Nixon in the White House
Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.
Tribute to Max Fisher
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.
Anti-Defamation League Honors
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.
Operation Exodus Campaign Inaugural meeting
Max Fisher Jewish Community Foundation Dedication
Correspondence between Max M. Fisher and Judge Sherman C. Finesilver concerning the Rogers Plan.