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.

FIND OUT MORE »

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.

FIND OUT MORE »

myBookmarks

As you search and explore the online archives database you can add items to your personal bookmark collection. You will be able to print and save your bookmarks for future reference or share via email your findings with others.

FIND OUT MORE »

Mouse over or click on image to learn more
Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Max Fisher with Marjorie, Jane Sherman, and others at the JAFI Assembly in 1990.
Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.
Jewish Statesmanship Award
Jewish Agency for Israel leaders Max M. Fisher and Louis Pincus in 1970.
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Jewish Welfare Federation Plaque
Gerald Ford discusses Max Fisher's effectiveness.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Louis Hamburger, Edward C. Levy, Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Itzhak Rabin, and Samuel Hamburger during the Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters Meeting at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.
In 1999 Max Fisher was named a Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News.
Max Fisher with Secretary of Commerce Robert Mosbacher and President George H. W. Bush outside the White House. Signed, "To Max - I love this shot. Your friend - George Bush"