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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Letter to Max M. Fisher from Moshe Arad, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
Gerald Ford recalls Max Fisher's effective fundraising.
Bar-Ilan Degree
Detroit Renaissance Construction
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
In 1999 Max Fisher was named a Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News.
Letter from Max M. Fisher to The Texas Jewish Post in support of President Reagan's economic policy.
Groundbreaking for Renaissance Center
Peter Cummings explains why Max Fisher is such an effective fund-raiser.
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Max Fisher fundraising at the famous annual Fisher Meeting in his home, 1984.
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Tribute to Max Fisher
1960 UJA Overseas Report