The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Robert Aronson reflects on Max Fisher's historic influence on behalf of Israel.
Michigan GOP Honors
Henry Ford II speaks to a crowd of reporters and well-wishers at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Renaissance Center on a rainy day in Detroit.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
An excerpt from The Congressional Record  detailing the $50 million loan to Israel agreement.
Letter from President Ronald Reagan to Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, regarding a visit from Max M. Fisher.
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
"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 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.
Photographs of Max Fisher and Louis Pincus, the architects of the reconstitution of the Jewish Agency, in Israel in 1964.
Jewish Welfare Federation Plaque
1960 UJA Overseas Report
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
Max Fisher, Yigal Allon and Yosef Tekoah
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Michigan Governor William Milliken
Max M. Fisher prepares to accept the National Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee in 1994.