The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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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.
Congratulatory letter from President Gerald Ford to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Peter Golden explains Max Fisher's role negotiating between Meir and Nixon for re-supply to Israel.
Max Fisher, Yigal Allon and Yosef Tekoah
Congratulatory letter from Henry Kissinger to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher with Henry Kissinger in the White House. Signed, "To Max Fisher - With the affection and admiration of his friend - Henry A. Kissinger."
In 1999 Max Fisher was named a Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News.
Bar-Ilan Degree
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Max Fisher with former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Rabbi Shlomo Goren at the Founding Assembly of the RAFI in June 1971.
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
Renaissance Center
"The Amazing Life of Max Fisher" ran as the feature story on the front page of The Detroit Free Press on October 2, 2003 and detailed the life of the philanthropist and the opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Place.
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.