The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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A photograph of the then four living presidents, signed by each, presented to Max Fisher in 1998, along with a personal letter from Gerald Ford.
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Congratulatory letter from Dick Cheney to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Edsel Ford claims the name Max Fisher is synonymous with the city of Detroit.
Max Fisher signing the Agreement for the Reconstitution of the newly Reconstituted Jewish Agency for Israel
Letter from Max M. Fisher to White House Chief of Staff John Sununu concerning U.S. policy toward Jerusalem.
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
1960 UJA Overseas Report
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.
Peter Golden explains Max Fisher's role negotiating between Meir and Nixon for re-supply to Israel.
Letter from Max M. Fisher to President Nixon concerning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's 1969 visit.
Congratulatory letter from Israeli President Ezer Weizman to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.