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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Christmas shoppers in Detroit in the 1950s
Max and Marjorie Fisher with Henry Ford II and his wife, Christina, during a trip to Israel in 1972.
Congratulatory letter from President Bill Clinton to Max Fisher for receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Henry Ford II presents a check to Max M. Fisher and the United Jewish Appeal.
Edsel Ford explains why his father, Henry, liked Max Fisher.
The Detroit Riots of 1967
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award
Bill Berman describes Max Fisher's belief that consensus was not "the middle ground," but the process of getting a group to all reach the right decision.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.
United Jewish Appeal LBJ Plaque
Max Fisher presenting an award to Nate Appleman.
Congratulatory letter from Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to Max Fisher on his receiving the National Distinguished Leadership Award in 1994.
Jewish Welfare Federation Plaque
In 1988, Max Fisher was awarded this elaborate Shield of Zion by the American Zionist Federation of Los Angeles.