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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Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Peter Golden explains Max Fisher's role negotiating between Meir and Nixon for re-supply to Israel.
Detroit Renaissance Construction
"The Amazing Life of Max Fisher" ran as the feature story on the front page of The Detroit Free Press on October 2, 2003 and detailed the life of the philanthropist and the opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Place.
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others
Detroit's Renaissance Center Article
Jewish Statesmanship Award
A handsome token of appreciation given to Max and Marjorie Fisher from the Jewish Federation of Detroit, of which Max Fisher was president from 1959 to 1964.
Operation Exodus Campaign Inaugural meeting
New Detroit article
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
A handwritten letter to Max M. Fisher from an L.A. Times reader thanking him for his role in negotiating the Rogers Plan.
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
Al Taubman talks about the key to Max's ability to raise funds.
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront