The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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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.
Peter Golden explains Max Fisher's role negotiating between Meir and Nixon for re-supply to Israel.
Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
Congratulatory letter from President Ronald Reagan to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Christmas shoppers in Detroit in the 1950s
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.
Letter from Max M. Fisher to President Nixon concerning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's 1969 visit.
Left to Right: Phillip Hart, J.L. Hudson, Jr., Robert P. Griffin, and Max Fisher
Max Fisher addressing the final session of the Founding Assembly
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Left to Right: Dan Lavin, Art Howard, Max Fisher, Abe Green, John Leerie, and Joseph Holtzman take a break for lunch during the 1956 Allied Jewish Campaign.
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
1960 UJA Overseas Report