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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Renaissance Center
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
1960 UJA Overseas Report
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
Christmas shoppers in Detroit in the 1950s
President Reagan's Task Force Welcoming Letter
Peter Cummings relates Max Fisher's instinct to work behind the scenes.
United Jewish Appeal V-E Day Commemorative Medal
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
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.
Letter to President George H.W. Bush the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.