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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Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
A personal letter from Secretary of State George Shultz.
Christmas shoppers in Detroit in the 1950s
Detroit business and community leaders, left to right, Robert Surdam, Henry Ford II, Max Fisher, and Robert McCabe in front of the Renaissance Center, late 1970s.
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.
Agreement for the Reconstitution of the Jewish Agency of Israel
Congratulatory letter from Bob Dole to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
"The Gang of Eight" article
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Max Fisher signing the Agreement for the Reconstitution of the newly Reconstituted Jewish Agency for Israel
In 1988, Max Fisher was awarded this elaborate Shield of Zion by the American Zionist Federation of Los Angeles.
Henry Ford II presents a check to Max M. Fisher and the United Jewish Appeal.
Congratulatory letter from Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Al Taubman talks about the key to Max's ability to raise funds.