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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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.
Letter from President Ronald Reagan to Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, regarding a visit from Max M. Fisher.
United Jewish Appeal LBJ Plaque
Edsel Ford claims the name Max Fisher is synonymous with the city of Detroit.
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
Max Fisher Jewish Community Foundation Dedication
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Max Fisher and  Zalman Shazar
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award
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's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
"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.
Abba Eban dinner
Bar-Ilan Degree
Max Fisher with Secretary of Commerce Robert Mosbacher and President George H. W. Bush outside the White House. Signed, "To Max - I love this shot. Your friend - George Bush"