The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Michigan GOP Honors
Correspondence between Max M. Fisher and Judge Sherman C. Finesilver concerning the Rogers Plan.
Congratulatory letter from Brian Kott, President of the Detroit Chapter of the AJC, to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award.
Left to Right: Thomas A. Murphy (Chairman, General Motors), Max M. Fisher, Robert E. McCabe (President, Detroit Renaissance), A. Alfred Taubman, Frederick C. Matthaei, Jr.
Detroit Renaissance Construction
Renaissance Center and Riverfront
HUD Certificate of Appreciation
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"
Construction of Renaissance Center
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
Damon Keith explains how Henry Ford and Max Fisher were the leaders in Detroit in bringing the community back together after the Riots.
Clips from 1969 articles highlighting Max Fisher's appointment as a Special Advisor to President Nixon.
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
In 1984, Max Fisher wrote an article for the Detroit Free Press titled "Believe in a brighter future for Detroit."