The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Date: April 20, 1990
Media Type: Letter
Letter from Max M. Fisher to White House Chief of Staff John Sununu concerning U.S. policy toward Jerusalem.
Date: June 1, 1971
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher and Zalman Shazar
Media Type: Photo
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
Date: January 1, 1977
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher in 1977
Date: September 6, 2003
Media Type: Video
Bill Berman talks about Max Fisher's commitment to finding consensus among groups in the pursuit of the right decision.
Date: November 25, 1968
Media Type: Document
Max Fisher "A Man of Our Times"
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher with Richard Nixon in the White House
Date: October 1, 1984
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher fundraising at the famous annual Fisher Meeting in his home, 1984.
Date: February 8, 1973
Media Type: Photo
Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
Date: April 13, 2005
Media Type: Award
Tribute to Max Fisher
Media Type: Photo
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Date: February 28, 1990
Media Type: Award
Operation Exodus Campaign Inaugural meeting
Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Letter
Congratulatory letter from Bob Dole to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Date: January 1, 1976
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher speaking to the General Assembly in Philadelphia in 1976.
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.