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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Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Max Fisher's retirement speech from United Brands
1994 National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony program showing Peter Golden and Mary Fisher as guest speakers.
Detroit News on July 15, 1971
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
New Detroit article
Left to Right: Dan Lavin, Art Howard, Max Fisher, Abe Green, John Leerie, and Joseph Holtzman take a break for lunch during the 1956 Allied Jewish Campaign.
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.