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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Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
Groundbreaking for Renaissance Center
Gene Miller relates Max Fisher's legendary fundraising power.
Detroit's Renaissance Center Article
Bill Berman describes Max Fisher's belief that consensus was not "the middle ground," but the process of getting a group to all reach the right decision.
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
HUD Certificate of Appreciation
Max Fisher in 25 words or less poster.
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
Max Fisher with future Israeli President Ephraim Katzir and Louis Pincus at the Founding Assembly for the Reconstituted JAFI in Jerusalem in 1971.
1999, Michiganian of the Year Award
Henry Ford II presents a check to Max M. Fisher and the United Jewish Appeal.
Max and Marjorie Fisher with Henry Ford II and his wife, Christina, during a trip to Israel in 1972.
Max Fisher with Richard Nixon in the White House