The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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"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.
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.
Construction of Renaissance Center
President Reagan's Task Force Welcoming Letter
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
Max Fisher in 1977
Congratulatory letter from President Ronald Reagan to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Detroit Renaissance Construction
Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
Bar-Ilan Degree
Detroit News on July 15, 1971
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.