The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Max Fisher, chairman of the board of directors, speaking at the United Brands Co. Annual Meeting in 1976.
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
In 1988, Max Fisher was awarded this elaborate Shield of Zion by the American Zionist Federation of Los Angeles.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Louis Hamburger, Edward C. Levy, Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Itzhak Rabin, and Samuel Hamburger during the Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters Meeting at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.
Al Taubman talks about the key to Max's ability to raise funds.
Letter from President Ronald Reagan to Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, regarding a visit from Max M. Fisher.
Agreement for the Reconstitution of the Jewish Agency of Israel
Max Fisher in meetings with President Ford and staff in the White House in the spring of 1975.
Letter from Max M. Fisher to President Nixon concerning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's 1969 visit.
Gene Miller remembers Max Fisher's integrity, honesty and ability to listen.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s