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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Max Fisher addressing the final session of the Founding Assembly
Renaissance Center
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award
Bob McCabe remembers how Max Fisher made the Ren Cen happen.
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Max Fisher, Golda Meir and others
Max Fisher speaking to the General Assembly in Philadelphia in 1976.
Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.
Al Taubman talks about the key to Max's ability to raise funds.
Congratulatory letter from President Bill Clinton to Max Fisher for receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
Anti-Defamation League Honors
"The Gang of Eight" article
President Reagan honored Max Fisher with the Presidential Citizen Medal at the White House in 1989.
Clips from 1969 articles highlighting Max Fisher's appointment as a Special Advisor to President Nixon.