The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
A handwritten letter to Max M. Fisher from an L.A. Times reader thanking him for his role in negotiating the Rogers Plan.
Letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max M. Fisher, George Klein, and Richard Fox – the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
United Jewish Appeal V-E Day Commemorative Medal
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.
Congratulatory letter from Israeli President Ezer Weizman to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher agreed to serve as Chairman of Detroit Renaissance, a civic organization with the goal of economic growth for Detroit. The directors included dozens of the most recognizable leaders in Detroit's business community including James M. Roche, Chairman of General Motors and Joseph Hudson, Jr., President of Hudson's Department Stores.
HUD Certificate of Appreciation
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
Congratulatory letter from President Bill Clinton to Max Fisher for receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Congratulatory letter from President Gerald Ford to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max M. Fisher at the Scopus Award Dinner with Alan E. Schwartz and President Gerald R. Ford.
Max Fisher with Henry Kissinger in the White House. Signed, "To Max Fisher - With the affection and admiration of his friend - Henry A. Kissinger."