The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Date: November 28, 1994
Media Type: Letter
Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Date: June 15, 1982
Media Type: Photo
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
Date: January 19, 1989
Media Type: Letter
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Moshe Arad, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
Date: June 15, 1977
Media Type: Award
Max M. Fisher at the Scopus Award Dinner with Alan E. Schwartz and President Gerald R. Ford.
Date: March 10, 1981
Media Type: Letter
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Jane Sherman talks about her father's success in fundraising.
Date: October 14, 1987
Media Type: Letter
A personal letter from Secretary of State George Shultz.
Media Type: Letter
A handwritten letter to Max M. Fisher from an L.A. Times reader thanking him for his role in negotiating the Rogers Plan.
Date: January 1, 1958
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Date: July 1, 1967
Media Type: Photo
The Detroit Riots of 1967
Media Type: Photo
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Date: November 20, 1970
Media Type: Photo
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.
Date: May 16, 1981
Media Type: Award
Jewish Statesmanship Award
Date: December 30, 1970
Media Type: Photo
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.
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Bill Berman describes Max Fisher's belief that consensus was not "the middle ground," but the process of getting a group to all reach the right decision.
Date: June 1, 1977
Media Type: Article
Milwaukee Journal article entitled "Detroit Refuses to Give Up" about the Detroit Renaissance.