The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Clips from 1969 articles highlighting Max Fisher's appointment as a Special Advisor to President Nixon.
Max Fisher speaking at the 40th anniversary of the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in Southfield, Michigan. (L-R) JCC President John H. Shepard, Max Fisher, Executive Director Alvin L. Kushner, and Judge Damon J. Keith.
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Left to Right: Phillip Hart, J.L. Hudson, Jr., Robert P. Griffin, and Max Fisher
Renaissance Center
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
The Detroit riots, which began on July 23, 1967 led to 43 deaths, 7,200 arrests and a minimum of $42.5 million in damages.
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.
Max Fisher with Leon Dulzin, Joseph Sternstein, Charlotte Jacobson, and Ephraim Evron at the American Assembly for Zionism and Israel in 1981.
A personal letter from Secretary of State George Shultz.
Max Fisher meeting with Richard Nixon and other leaders, including John Ehrlichman, William Rogers, Rabbi Hershel Schacter, and William Wxler, in the White House in 1970.
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
Max Fisher fundraising at the famous annual Fisher Meeting in his home, 1984.