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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Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Jewish Welfare Federation Plaque
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
1961 United Foundation Torch Drive
Max and Marjorie Fisher with Henry Ford II and his wife, Christina, during a trip to Israel in 1972.
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.
An excerpt from The Congressional Record  detailing the $50 million loan to Israel agreement.
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.
Letter from President Ronald Reagan to Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, regarding a visit from Max M. Fisher.
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
A photograph of the then four living presidents, signed by each, presented to Max Fisher in 1998, along with a personal letter from Gerald Ford.