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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Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action
Max Fisher, Gerald Ford and other members of the UJA and the State Department signing the contract in the Thomas Jefferson Room of the State Dept. Building.
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
Max Fisher with Leon Dulzin, Joseph Sternstein, Charlotte Jacobson, and Ephraim Evron at the American Assembly for Zionism and Israel in 1981.
Letter to President George H.W. Bush the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
A 1966 Detroit Jewish News article titled "Israel is Facing Massive Absorption Job" quotes Max Fisher heavily.
HUD Certificate of Appreciation
Renaissance Center and Riverfront
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
"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.
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Max Fisher, Yigal Allon and Yosef Tekoah
Operation Exodus Campaign Inaugural meeting