The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
Congratulatory letter from President Gerald Ford to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Letter from President Ronald Reagan to Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, regarding a visit from Max M. Fisher.
A handwritten letter to Max M. Fisher from an L.A. Times reader thanking him for his role in negotiating the Rogers Plan.
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
Jewish Agency for Israel leaders Max M. Fisher and Louis Pincus in 1970.
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
"The Gang of Eight" article
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
Damon Keith explains how Henry Ford and Max Fisher were the leaders in Detroit in bringing the community back together after the Riots.
Max and Marjorie Fisher with Henry Ford II and his wife, Christina, during a trip to Israel in 1972.
Max Fisher meeting with Richard Nixon and other leaders, including John Ehrlichman, William Rogers, Rabbi Hershel Schacter, and William Wxler, in the White House in 1970.
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.