The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
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.”
Letter to President George H.W. Bush the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Max and Marjorie Fisher with Henry Ford II and his wife, Christina, during a trip to Israel in 1972.
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
Left to Right: Thomas A. Murphy (Chairman, General Motors), Max M. Fisher, Robert E. McCabe (President, Detroit Renaissance), A. Alfred Taubman, Frederick C. Matthaei, Jr.
Max M. Fisher at the Scopus Award Dinner with Alan E. Schwartz and President Gerald R. Ford.
Peter Cummings describes what it's like to work with Max Fisher.
Max Fisher "A Man of Our Times"
A handsome token of appreciation given to Max and Marjorie Fisher from the Jewish Federation of Detroit, of which Max Fisher was president from 1959 to 1964.
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action
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's retirement speech from United Brands
HUD Certificate of Appreciation