The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

The Resource Center provides access to a database of photos, video clips, letters, documents, newspaper articles, awards and other archival material. There are several user-friendly ways to search the Resource Center. The “Quick Search” field above offers a keyword search for those who know what they are looking for. Searches can also be filtered by Topic and Type from the pull-down menus to the right. Click on any item on this screen to see more detailed information. On each detail page, click on the Related Resources for additional items of related interest.

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A 1966 Detroit Jewish News article titled "Israel is Facing Massive Absorption Job" quotes Max Fisher heavily.
Max Fisher in 1977
Max Fisher with Richard Nixon in the White House
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
In 1974, the Hadassah Wizo of Canada, a Jewish women's philanthropic organization, inscribed Max Fisher as a governor of the Haifa Community College in Winnipeg.
Max Fisher in meetings with President Ford and staff in the White House in the spring of 1975.
Jewish Agency for Israel leaders Max M. Fisher and Louis Pincus in 1970.
"The Gang of Eight" article
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Gene Miller remembers Max Fisher's integrity, honesty and ability to listen.
Max Fisher speaking to the General Assembly in Philadelphia in 1976.
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center