The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Left to Right: Thomas A. Murphy (Chairman, General Motors), Max M. Fisher, Robert E. McCabe (President, Detroit Renaissance), A. Alfred Taubman, Frederick C. Matthaei, Jr.
Renaissance Center and Riverfront
Peter Cummings relates Max Fisher's instinct to work behind the scenes.
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
Clips from 1969 articles highlighting Max Fisher's appointment as a Special Advisor to President Nixon.
Gene Miller remembers Max Fisher's integrity, honesty and ability to listen.
United Jewish Appeal LBJ Plaque
Max Fisher agrees to serve as Chairman of New Detroit during a meeting at McGregor Conference Center on the Campus of Wayne State University.
Max Fisher and  Zalman Shazar
Congratulatory letter from Bob Dole to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Congratulatory letter from Dick Cheney to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
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.
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
The Detroit riots, which began on July 23, 1967 led to 43 deaths, 7,200 arrests and a minimum of $42.5 million in damages.