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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Gene Miller relates Max Fisher's legendary fundraising power.
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, details Fisher's extensive experience as a highly successful fundraiser.
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
Peter Golden explains Max Fisher's role negotiating between Meir and Nixon for re-supply to Israel.
1960 UJA Overseas Report
Operation Exodus Campaign Inaugural meeting
Max Fisher with Henry Kissinger in the White House. Signed, "To Max Fisher - With the affection and admiration of his friend - Henry A. Kissinger."
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Michigan Governor William Milliken
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award
Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Michigan Senate 80th Birthday Honors
Max Fisher addressing the final session of the Founding Assembly
Letter from Max M. Fisher to President Nixon concerning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's 1969 visit.
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.