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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Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
Max Fisher with Henry Kissinger in the White House. Signed, "To Max Fisher - With the affection and admiration of his friend - Henry A. Kissinger."
Construction of Renaissance Center
Clips from 1969 articles highlighting Max Fisher's appointment as a Special Advisor to President Nixon.
In 1984, Max Fisher wrote an article for the Detroit Free Press titled "Believe in a brighter future for Detroit."
Max Fisher Jewish Community Foundation Dedication
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.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
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.
Max Fisher "A Man of Our Times"
Max Fisher, chairman of the board of directors, speaking at the United Brands Co. Annual Meeting in 1976.
Max Fisher with Leon Dulzin, Joseph Sternstein, Charlotte Jacobson, and Ephraim Evron at the American Assembly for Zionism and Israel in 1981.
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award
Robert Aronson reflects on Max Fisher's historic influence on behalf of Israel.
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.