The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
Max Fisher with Secretary of Commerce Robert Mosbacher and President George H. W. Bush outside the White House. Signed, "To Max - I love this shot. Your friend - George Bush"
Max Fisher with Richard Nixon in the White House
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
Michigan GOP Honors
Max and Marjorie Fisher with Henry Ford II and his wife, Christina, during a trip to Israel in 1972.
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
Abba Eban dinner
Max Fisher "A Man of Our Times"
Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
Michigan Senate 80th Birthday Honors
Left to Right (seated): Gottlieb Hammer (Executive Vice Chairman, UIA); Melvin Dubinsky (President and Board Chairman of UIA); Frank Kellogg (Special Assistant to the Secretary of State)
Left to Right (standing): Simcha Dinitz (Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.); Leonard Garment (Special Consultant to President Nixon); Walter Stoessel, Jr. (Assistant Secretary for European Affairs); Joseph Sisco (Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs); Marshall Wright (Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations); Max M. Fisher (Chairman, Jewish Agency Board of Governors).
Max Fisher, Yigal Allon and Yosef Tekoah
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.