The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Date: May 24, 1981
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher with Leon Dulzin, Joseph Sternstein, Charlotte Jacobson, and Ephraim Evron at the American Assembly for Zionism and Israel in 1981.
Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Letter
Congratulatory letter from Teddy Kollek to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Date: June 1, 1971
Media Type: Photo
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.
Date: December 1, 1972
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher, Yigal Allon and Yosef Tekoah
Date: January 1, 1958
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Date: October 21, 1987
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher next to his sculpture at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.
Date: May 8, 1965
Media Type: Award
United Jewish Appeal V-E Day Commemorative Medal
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
Date: January 1, 1980
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
Date: April 16, 1981
Media Type: Document
"Detroit Renaissance: A Decade of Progress and A Commitment to the Future," 1981 address by Max M. Fisher, Chairman of the Board, Detroit Renaissance, Inc.
Date: July 12, 1984
Media Type: Award
HUD Certificate of Appreciation
Media Type: Photo
Construction of Renaissance Center
Date: October 1, 1967
Media Type: Photo
Bar-Ilan Degree
Media Type: Photo
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Date: October 9, 1969
Media Type: Letter
Letter from Max M. Fisher to President Nixon concerning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's 1969 visit.