The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Construction of Renaissance Center
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.
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"
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Henry Ford II speaks to a crowd of reporters and well-wishers at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Renaissance Center on a rainy day in Detroit.
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max M. Fisher, George Klein, and Richard Fox – the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
New Detroit article
Max Fisher addressing the final session of the Founding Assembly
Tribute to Max Fisher
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action
Edsel Ford claims the name Max Fisher is synonymous with the city of Detroit.
Max Fisher and  Zalman Shazar
In 1988, Max Fisher was awarded this elaborate Shield of Zion by the American Zionist Federation of Los Angeles.
"The Amazing Life of Max Fisher" ran as the feature story on the front page of The Detroit Free Press on October 2, 2003 and detailed the life of the philanthropist and the opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Place.
"Detroit Renaissance: A Decade of Progress and A Commitment to the Future," 1981 address by Max M. Fisher, Chairman of the Board, Detroit Renaissance, Inc.