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.

userGuide to Resources

The User Guide is available to help give ideas that you might use to dig into the content found in this website. There are many paths to understanding Max Fisher's accomplishments. This website is designed to give you the tools to search for specific content or browse through the items that interest you most.


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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Max Fisher next to his sculpture at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.
1961 United Foundation Torch Drive
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Jewish Statesmanship Award
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
A personal letter from Secretary of State George Shultz.
In the Fall of 1971, Henry Ford undertook the largest single building venture in Detroit’s history. The project was the Renaissance Center, also known as “RenCen.”
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
Max Fisher "A Man of Our Times"
Detroit News on July 15, 1971
Chaim Weizmann Portrait
"The Gang of Eight" article
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
1960 UJA Overseas Report
Detroit business and community leaders, left to right, Robert Surdam, Henry Ford II, Max Fisher, and Robert McCabe in front of the Renaissance Center, late 1970s.
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others