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The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

The Resource Center provides access to a database of photos, video clips, letters, documents, newspaper articles, awards and other archival material. There are several user-friendly ways to search the Resource Center. The “Quick Search” field above offers a keyword search for those who know what they are looking for. Searches can also be filtered by Topic and Type from the pull-down menus to the right. Click on any item on this screen to see more detailed information. On each detail page, click on the Related Resources for additional items of related interest.

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Teaching Resources contain lesson plans focused on Max Fisher's four key values: Wisdom, Generosity, Service, and Leadership. Lessons include individual and group activities and trigger questions for further thought.

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Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
Renaissance Center
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Al Taubman talks about the key to Max's ability to raise funds.
Left to Right: Phillip Hart, J.L. Hudson, Jr., Robert P. Griffin, and Max Fisher
Detroit Renaissance Construction
Chaim Weizmann Portrait
A photograph of the then four living presidents, signed by each, presented to Max Fisher in 1998, along with a personal letter from Gerald Ford.
Clips from 1969 articles highlighting Max Fisher's appointment as a Special Advisor to President Nixon.
Max Fisher, Gerald Ford and other members of the UJA and the State Department signing the contract in the Thomas Jefferson Room of the State Dept. Building.
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
Max and Marjorie Fisher with Henry Ford II and his wife, Christina, during a trip to Israel in 1972.