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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Henry Ford II speaks to a crowd of reporters and well-wishers at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Renaissance Center on a rainy day in Detroit.
Christmas shoppers in Detroit in the 1950s
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Letter from Max M. Fisher to The Texas Jewish Post in support of President Reagan's economic policy.
Chaim Weizmann Portrait
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Congratulatory letter from President Bill Clinton to Max Fisher for receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
President Reagan honored Max Fisher with the Presidential Citizen Medal at the White House in 1989.
Congratulatory letter from Dick Cheney to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Detroit Mayor Coleman Young and President Jimmy Carter
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Max discusses why he had been a successful fund-raiser.
Renaissance Center
Milwaukee Journal article entitled "Detroit Refuses to Give Up" about the Detroit Renaissance.
The original New Detroit committee. Max Fisher is in the second row, far left.