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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Milwaukee Journal article entitled "Detroit Refuses to Give Up" about the Detroit Renaissance.
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Congratulatory letter from Brian Kott, President of the Detroit Chapter of the AJC, to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award.
Al Taubman talks about the key to Max's ability to raise funds.
Congratulatory letter from George P. Shultz to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Bar-Ilan Degree
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.
Michigan Senate 80th Birthday Honors
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
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.
"The Amazing Life of Max Fisher" ran as the feature story on the front page of The Detroit Free Press on October 2, 2003 and detailed the life of the philanthropist and the opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Place.
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
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.
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others