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

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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Congratulatory letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
A personal letter from Secretary of State George Shultz.
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
Letter to President George H.W. Bush the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
The Detroit Riots of 1967
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Moshe Arad, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
Max Fisher next to his sculpture at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
Gene Miller remembers Max Fisher's integrity, honesty and ability to listen.
The Alpha Kappa Psi Civic Award, "For service to country and community and inspiring leadership," presented to Max Fisher in 1970 by the Delta Theta Chapter of the University of Detroit.