The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Max Fisher next to his sculpture at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
Jewish Welfare Federation Plaque
Left to Right: Dan Lavin, Art Howard, Max Fisher, Abe Green, John Leerie, and Joseph Holtzman take a break for lunch during the 1956 Allied Jewish Campaign.
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Moshe Arad, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
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
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
Letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max M. Fisher, George Klein, and Richard Fox – the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Congratulatory letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
"Detroit Renaissance: A Decade of Progress and A Commitment to the Future," 1981 address by Max M. Fisher, Chairman of the Board, Detroit Renaissance, Inc.
Max Fisher with Leon Dulzin, Joseph Sternstein, Charlotte Jacobson, and Ephraim Evron at the American Assembly for Zionism and Israel in 1981.
"The Gang of Eight" article
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action