The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
Date: October 1, 1984
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher fundraising at the famous annual Fisher Meeting in his home, 1984.
Date: November 1, 1971
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher addressing the final session of the Founding Assembly
Date: November 24, 1971
Media Type: Article
In the Fall of 1971, Henry Ford undertook the largest single building venture in Detroit’s history. The project was the Renaissance Center, also known as “RenCen.”
Date: January 1, 1970
Media Type: Award
The Alpha Kappa Psi Civic Award, "For service to country and community and inspiring leadership," presented to Max Fisher in 1970 by the Delta Theta Chapter of the University of Detroit.
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Gene Miller remembers Max Fisher's integrity, honesty and ability to listen.
Date: September 11, 2003
Media Type: Video
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Date: May 18, 1978
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher's retirement speech from United Brands
Date: June 4, 1965
Media Type: Photo
Henry Ford II presents a check to Max M. Fisher and the United Jewish Appeal.
Date: August 1, 1970
Media Type: Photo
Jewish Agency for Israel leaders Max M. Fisher and Louis Pincus in 1970.
Media Type: Award
Anti-Defamation League Honors
Media Type: Photo
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
Date: June 15, 1988
Media Type: Document
Michigan Senate 80th Birthday Honors
Date: October 9, 1969
Media Type: Letter
Letter from Max M. Fisher to President Nixon concerning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's 1969 visit.
Date: April 1, 1999
Media Type: Award
In 1999 Max Fisher was named a Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News.
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.