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 Fisher with Richard Nixon in the White House
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Moshe Arad, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
Gene Miller calls Max Fisher a Detroit legend.
Chaim Weizmann Portrait
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action
Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.
American Jewish Committee Human Relations Award
Left to Right: Phillip Hart, J.L. Hudson, Jr., Robert P. Griffin, and Max Fisher
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Max Fisher, Paul Milstein and Seymour Milstein
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Bill Berman talks about Max Fisher's commitment to finding consensus among groups in the pursuit of the right decision.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Honorary Doctorate
Max Fisher "A Man of Our Times"
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.