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 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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Congratulatory letter from Bob Dole to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
Max Fisher in front of the iconic Fisher Building in Detroit, and in his office on the 22nd floor.
Renaissance Center
Tribute to Max Fisher
Max Fisher and other Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters in 1965.
Congratulatory letter from George P. Shultz to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Honorary Doctorate
Groundbreaking for Renaissance Center
In 1974, the Hadassah Wizo of Canada, a Jewish women's philanthropic organization, inscribed Max Fisher as a governor of the Haifa Community College in Winnipeg.
Detroit News on July 15, 1971
Max M. Fisher prepares to accept the National Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee in 1994.
The Alpha Kappa Psi Civic Award, "For service to country and community and inspiring leadership," presented to Max Fisher in 1970 by the Delta Theta Chapter of the University of Detroit.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Congratulatory letter from Alexander Haig to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.