The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Detroit News on July 15, 1971
Detroit business and community leaders, left to right, Robert Surdam, Henry Ford II, Max Fisher, and Robert McCabe in front of the Renaissance Center, late 1970s.
The original New Detroit committee. Max Fisher is in the second row, far left.
Operation Exodus Campaign Inaugural meeting
President Reagan's Task Force Welcoming Letter
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Letter to President George H.W. Bush the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Max Fisher and George Shultz with Jane Sherman at the Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly in San Francisco in 1990, during which Shultz was presented the Human Rights Award by his longtime friend Fisher.
Peter Cummings describes what it's like to work with Max Fisher.
Congratulatory letter from Brian Kott, President of the Detroit Chapter of the AJC, to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award.
Clips from 1969 articles highlighting Max Fisher's appointment as a Special Advisor to President Nixon.
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
Letter from Max M. Fisher to President Nixon concerning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's 1969 visit.
Max Fisher, chairman of the board of directors, speaking at the United Brands Co. Annual Meeting in 1976.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Louis Hamburger, Edward C. Levy, Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Itzhak Rabin, and Samuel Hamburger during the Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters Meeting at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.