The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
1960 UJA Overseas Report
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.
Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Max Fisher agrees to serve as Chairman of New Detroit during a meeting at McGregor Conference Center on the Campus of Wayne State University.
A 1966 Detroit Jewish News article titled "Israel is Facing Massive Absorption Job" quotes Max Fisher heavily.
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
Max Fisher speaking at the 40th anniversary of the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in Southfield, Michigan. (L-R) JCC President John H. Shepard, Max Fisher, Executive Director Alvin L. Kushner, and Judge Damon J. Keith.
Max Fisher and  Zalman Shazar
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Honorary Doctorate
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.
Milwaukee Journal article entitled "Detroit Refuses to Give Up" about the Detroit Renaissance.
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.
Letter from Max M. Fisher to President Nixon concerning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's 1969 visit.