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

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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Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Max Fisher in meetings with President Ford and staff in the White House in the spring of 1975.
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Anti-Defamation League Honors
Max Fisher, Paul Milstein and Seymour Milstein
Peter Cummings relates Max Fisher's instinct to work behind the scenes.
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.
Max Fisher "A Man of Our Times"
United Jewish Appeal V-E Day Commemorative Medal
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action
Letter from Max M. Fisher to White House Chief of Staff John Sununu concerning U.S. policy toward Jerusalem.
A 1966 Detroit Jewish News article titled "Israel is Facing Massive Absorption Job" quotes Max Fisher heavily.
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
1961 United Foundation Torch Drive
Max Fisher and  Zalman Shazar