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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Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
Robert Aronson reflects on Max Fisher's historic influence on behalf of Israel.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Letter from President Ronald Reagan to Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, regarding a visit from Max M. Fisher.
Peter Golden explains Max Fisher's role negotiating between Meir and Nixon for re-supply to Israel.
Max M. Fisher prepares to accept the National Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee in 1994.
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.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Gene Miller relates Max Fisher's legendary fundraising power.
Max Fisher with Marjorie, Jane Sherman, and others at the JAFI Assembly in 1990.
Congratulatory letter from Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Damon Keith recalls Max Fisher's wisdom in negotiations with African-American leaders in Detroit and his commitment to the city.
Renaissance Center and Riverfront
Max Fisher with Richard Nixon in the White House
Max Fisher speaking in a UJA fundraising video about the need to support Jewish people around the world.
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.