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.

userGuide to Resources

The User Guide is available to help give ideas that you might use to dig into the content found in this website. There are many paths to understanding Max Fisher's accomplishments. This website is designed to give you the tools to search for specific content or browse through the items that interest you most.

FIND OUT MORE »

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.

FIND OUT MORE »

myBookmarks

As you search and explore the online archives database you can add items to your personal bookmark collection. You will be able to print and save your bookmarks for future reference or share via email your findings with others.

FIND OUT MORE »

Mouse over or click on image to learn more
Anti-Defamation League Honors
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Louis Hamburger, Edward C. Levy, Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Itzhak Rabin, and Samuel Hamburger during the Jewish Welfare Federation Pacesetters Meeting at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
Robert Aronson talks about the quiet diplomat.
Left to Right: Dan Lavin, Art Howard, Max Fisher, Abe Green, John Leerie, and Joseph Holtzman take a break for lunch during the 1956 Allied Jewish Campaign.
Blighted urban housing in Detroit in the 1970s
United Jewish Appeal V-E Day Commemorative Medal
Max Fisher agreed to serve as Chairman of Detroit Renaissance, a civic organization with the goal of economic growth for Detroit. The directors included dozens of the most recognizable leaders in Detroit's business community including James M. Roche, Chairman of General Motors and Joseph Hudson, Jr., President of Hudson's Department Stores.
An excerpt from The Congressional Record  detailing the $50 million loan to Israel agreement.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
Letter to Max M. Fisher from Jack J. Spitzer, President of B'nai B'rith International.
In 1988, Max Fisher was awarded this elaborate Shield of Zion by the American Zionist Federation of Los Angeles.
Max Fisher with former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Rabbi Shlomo Goren at the Founding Assembly of the RAFI in June 1971.
Renaissance Center and Riverfront
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Max Fisher; Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young; Former Governor of Michigan William Milliken