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.

userGuide to Resources

The User Guide is available to help give ideas that you might use to dig into the content found in this website. There are many paths to understanding Max Fisher's accomplishments. This website is designed to give you the tools to search for specific content or browse through the items that interest you most.

FIND OUT MORE »

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.

FIND OUT MORE »

myBookmarks

As you search and explore the online archives database you can add items to your personal bookmark collection. You will be able to print and save your bookmarks for future reference or share via email your findings with others.

FIND OUT MORE »

Mouse over or click on image to learn more
A photograph of the then four living presidents, signed by each, presented to Max Fisher in 1998, along with a personal letter from Gerald Ford.
Congratulatory letter from Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Peter Golden explains Max Fisher's role negotiating between Meir and Nixon for re-supply to Israel.
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
The Detroit riots, which began on July 23, 1967 led to 43 deaths, 7,200 arrests and a minimum of $42.5 million in damages.
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
Gene Miller remembers Max Fisher's integrity, honesty and ability to listen.
In 1999 Max Fisher was named a Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News.
Congratulatory letter from Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
"Detroit Renaissance: A Decade of Progress and A Commitment to the Future," 1981 address by Max M. Fisher, Chairman of the Board, Detroit Renaissance, Inc.