The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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The original New Detroit committee. Max Fisher is in the second row, far left.
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Congratulatory letter from George P. Shultz to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Congratulatory letter from Teddy Kollek to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
In the Fall of 1971, Henry Ford undertook the largest single building venture in Detroit’s history. The project was the Renaissance Center, also known as “RenCen.”
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.
Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
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"
Christmas shoppers in Detroit in the 1950s
Letter from Max M. Fisher to White House Chief of Staff John Sununu concerning U.S. policy toward Jerusalem.
Groundbreaking for Renaissance Center
Photographs of Max Fisher and Louis Pincus, the architects of the reconstitution of the Jewish Agency, in Israel in 1964.
New Detroit article
In 1999 Max Fisher was named a Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News.