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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Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
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.”
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
Max Fisher agreed to serve as Chairman of Detroit Renaissance, a civic organization with the goal of economic growth for Detroit. The directors included dozens of the most recognizable leaders in Detroit's business community including James M. Roche, Chairman of General Motors and Joseph Hudson, Jr., President of Hudson's Department Stores.
Max Fisher with Richard Nixon in the White House
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.
In 1999 Max Fisher was named a Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News.
Max with his daughter Mary at the American Jewish Committee's National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony.
1999, Michiganian of the Year Award
Max Fisher addressing the final session of the Founding Assembly
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
United Jewish Appeal V-E Day Commemorative Medal