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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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"
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
Max Fisher signing the Agreement for the Reconstitution of the newly Reconstituted Jewish Agency for Israel
Agreement for the Reconstitution of the Jewish Agency of Israel
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.
Jane Sherman talks about her father's success in fundraising.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
Construction of Renaissance Center
The original New Detroit committee. Max Fisher is in the second row, far left.
Max Fisher speaking to the General Assembly in Philadelphia in 1976.
Milwaukee Journal article entitled "Detroit Refuses to Give Up" about the Detroit Renaissance.
A photograph of the then four living presidents, signed by each, presented to Max Fisher in 1998, along with a personal letter from Gerald Ford.
Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
"The Amazing Life of Max Fisher" ran as the feature story on the front page of The Detroit Free Press on October 2, 2003 and detailed the life of the philanthropist and the opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Place.
Max Fisher, Yigal Allon and Yosef Tekoah