The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
Congratulatory letter from Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
Agreement for the Reconstitution of the Jewish Agency of Israel
Detroit Renaissance Construction
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Bill Berman describes Max Fisher's belief that consensus was not "the middle ground," but the process of getting a group to all reach the right decision.
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
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).
Congratulatory letter from Henry Kissinger to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Michigan Governor William Milliken