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.

userGuide to Resources

The User Guide is available to help give ideas that you might use to dig into the content found in this website. There are many paths to understanding Max Fisher's accomplishments. This website is designed to give you the tools to search for specific content or browse through the items that interest you most.

FIND OUT MORE »

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.

FIND OUT MORE »

myBookmarks

As you search and explore the online archives database you can add items to your personal bookmark collection. You will be able to print and save your bookmarks for future reference or share via email your findings with others.

FIND OUT MORE »

Mouse over or click on image to learn more
Max Fisher's retirement speech from United Brands
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
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.”
"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.
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.
Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Congratulatory letter from Bob Dole to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max M. Fisher, George Klein, and Richard Fox – the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Renaissance Center
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
United Jewish Appeal LBJ Plaque
Peter Cummings relates Max Fisher's instinct to work behind the scenes.
Michigan GOP Honors
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.