The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Max Fisher addressing the final session of the Founding Assembly
Renaissance Center
Max Fisher, Gerald Ford and other members of the UJA and the State Department signing the contract in the Thomas Jefferson Room of the State Dept. Building.
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.
Max Fisher with Henry Kissinger in the White House. Signed, "To Max Fisher - With the affection and admiration of his friend - Henry A. Kissinger."
Renaissance Center and Riverfront
Congratulatory letter from Teddy Kollek to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
In 1999 Max Fisher was named a Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
Detroit Renaissance Construction
Christmas shoppers in Detroit in the 1950s
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.
Photographs of Max Fisher and Louis Pincus, the architects of the reconstitution of the Jewish Agency, in Israel in 1964.