The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Left to Right: Alan E. Schwartz, Joseph L. Hudson, Robert E. McCabe, Max M. Fisher, A. Alfred Taubman
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
1999, Michiganian of the Year Award
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
In 1999 Max Fisher was named a Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News.
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.
Max Fisher agreed to serve as Chairman of Detroit Renaissance, a civic organization with the goal of economic growth for Detroit. The directors included dozens of the most recognizable leaders in Detroit's business community including James M. Roche, Chairman of General Motors and Joseph Hudson, Jr., President of Hudson's Department Stores.
Congratulatory letter from President Ronald Reagan to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.
United Jewish Appeal V-E Day Commemorative Medal
Detroit Renaissance Construction
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
Milwaukee Journal article entitled "Detroit Refuses to Give Up" about the Detroit Renaissance.