The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Date: May 18, 1978
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher's retirement speech from United Brands
Date: January 23, 1969
Media Type: Photo
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Louis Hamburger, Edward C. Levy, Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Itzhak Rabin, and Samuel Hamburger during the Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters Meeting at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.
Date: March 10, 1981
Media Type: Letter
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
Date: June 1, 1971
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher with former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Rabbi Shlomo Goren at the Founding Assembly of the RAFI in June 1971.
Date: March 29, 1971
Media Type: Letter
Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Gene Miller remembers Max Fisher's integrity, honesty and ability to listen.
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
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: November 17, 1990
Media Type: Photo
Max Fisher and George Shultz with Jane Sherman at the Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly in San Francisco in 1990, during which Shultz was presented the Human Rights Award by his longtime friend Fisher.
Date: July 11, 1990
Media Type: Letter
Letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max M. Fisher, George Klein, and Richard Fox – the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Date: December 4, 1994
Media Type: Award
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.
Date: September 23, 1975
Media Type: Award
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
Date: April 23, 2000
Media Type: Award
1999, Michiganian of the Year Award
Date: September 9, 2003
Media Type: Video
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.