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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Max Fisher fundraising at the famous annual Fisher Meeting in his home, 1984.
Congratulatory letter from Dick Cheney to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
Max Fisher Jewish Community Foundation Dedication
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
Congratulatory letter from Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action
Michigan Senate 80th Birthday Honors
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
Construction of Renaissance Center
The Alpha Kappa Psi Civic Award, "For service to country and community and inspiring leadership," presented to Max Fisher in 1970 by the Delta Theta Chapter of the University of Detroit.
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Letter from Max M. Fisher to White House Chief of Staff John Sununu concerning U.S. policy toward Jerusalem.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.