The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Date: January 19, 1988
Media Type: Award
In 1988, Max Fisher was awarded this elaborate Shield of Zion by the American Zionist Federation of Los Angeles.
Date: April 20, 1967
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Date: October 30, 1977
Media Type: Photo
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.
Date: June 1, 1971
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher with future Israeli President Ephraim Katzir and Louis Pincus at the Founding Assembly for the Reconstituted JAFI in Jerusalem in 1971.
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: November 26, 1962
Media Type: Photo
Abba Eban dinner
Date: January 1, 1958
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
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: September 11, 2003
Media Type: Video
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Award
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Date: January 1, 1967
Media Type: Photo
The original New Detroit committee. Max Fisher is in the second row, far left.
Media Type: Award
Anti-Defamation League Honors
Date: April 27, 1983
Media Type: Award
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Honorary Doctorate