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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Bar-Ilan Degree
Left to Right: Dan Lavin, Art Howard, Max Fisher, Abe Green, John Leerie, and Joseph Holtzman take a break for lunch during the 1956 Allied Jewish Campaign.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
Clips from 1969 articles highlighting Max Fisher's appointment as a Special Advisor to President Nixon.
Letter to President George H.W. Bush the Chairmen of the National Jewish Coalition.
Max Fisher fundraising at the famous annual Fisher Meeting in his home, 1984.
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
Christmas shoppers in Detroit in the 1950s
Peter Golden explains Max Fisher's role negotiating between Meir and Nixon for re-supply to Israel.
Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
Construction of Renaissance Center
Congratulatory letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
Congratulatory letter from Henry Kissinger to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.