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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Detroit News on July 15, 1971
Max Fisher next to his sculpture at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.
Jewish Agency for Israel leaders Max M. Fisher and Louis Pincus in 1970.
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Michigan Governor William Milliken
Louis Pincus addressing the Founding Assembly of the Reconstituted JAFI in June 1971.
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
In the Fall of 1971, Henry Ford undertook the largest single building venture in Detroit’s history. The project was the Renaissance Center, also known as “RenCen.”
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Congratulatory letter from Dick Cheney to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
1999, Michiganian of the Year Award
Jane Sherman talks about her father's motivation to help rebuild Detroit after the 1967 riots.
Tribute to Max Fisher