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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Detroit's Renaissance Center Article
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Honorary Doctorate
Max Fisher speaking in a UJA fundraising video about the need to support Jewish people around the world.
Milwaukee Journal article entitled "Detroit Refuses to Give Up" about the Detroit Renaissance.
Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.
Max Fisher and  Zalman Shazar
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Christmas shoppers in Detroit in the 1950s
Congratulatory letter from Bob Dole to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Congratulatory letter from President George H.W. Bush to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Michigan GOP Honors
Max M. Fisher at the National Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony in 1994.
Max Fisher with Secretary of Commerce Robert Mosbacher and President George H. W. Bush outside the White House. Signed, "To Max - I love this shot. Your friend - George Bush"
Letters congratulating Max Fisher on his 1971 "What Can We Do for Detroit?" speech.