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 Teddy Kollek to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher in 1977
Max Fisher, chairman of the board of directors, speaking at the United Brands Co. Annual Meeting in 1976.
Max Fisher's biographer, Peter Golden, explains Fisher's lead-by-example fundraising strategy.
1999, Michiganian of the Year Award
Damon Keith explains how Henry Ford and Max Fisher were the leaders in Detroit in bringing the community back together after the Riots.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
Gene Miller relates Max Fisher's legendary fundraising power.
Groundbreaking on the Riverfront Apartments
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
Congratulatory letter from President Bill Clinton to Max Fisher for receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
Construction of Renaissance Center
Al Taubman talks about the key to Max's ability to raise funds.
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
Max Fisher next to his sculpture at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.