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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1961 United Foundation Torch Drive
Michigan GOP Honors
Congratulatory letter from President Ronald Reagan to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Congratulatory letter from George P. Shultz to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Henry Ford II speaks to a crowd of reporters and well-wishers at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Renaissance Center on a rainy day in Detroit.
An excerpt from The Congressional Record  detailing the $50 million loan to Israel agreement.
Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Jewish Welfare Federation Plaque
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action
Jewish Agency for Israel leaders Max M. Fisher and Louis Pincus in 1970.
Max Fisher in 1977
Peter Cummings describes what it's like to work with Max Fisher.
Robert Aronson explains that Max Fisher could ask people for money effectively and get what he asked for.