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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Jane Sherman talks about her father's success in fundraising.
Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Max Fisher with Henry Kissinger in the White House. Signed, "To Max Fisher - With the affection and admiration of his friend - Henry A. Kissinger."
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.
"The Gang of Eight" article
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Max Fisher "A Man of Our Times"
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
Peter Cummings relates Max Fisher's instinct to work behind the scenes.
Max Fisher speaking to the General Assembly in Philadelphia in 1976.
Detroit News on July 15, 1971
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center