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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Construction of Renaissance Center
Damon Keith explains how Henry Ford and Max Fisher were the leaders in Detroit in bringing the community back together after the Riots.
Max Fisher with Yitzhak Rabin in 1967.
Photographs from the Conference on Human Needs in Israel, 1969.
Gerald Ford discusses Max Fisher's effectiveness.
Jewish Agency for Israel leaders Max M. Fisher and Louis Pincus in 1970.
Renaissance Center
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Max Fisher meeting with Richard Nixon and other leaders, including John Ehrlichman, William Rogers, Rabbi Hershel Schacter, and William Wxler, in the White House in 1970.
President Reagan honored Max Fisher with the Presidential Citizen Medal at the White House in 1989.
Max Fisher and George Shultz with Jane Sherman at the Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly in San Francisco in 1990, during which Shultz was presented the Human Rights Award by his longtime friend Fisher.
Max Fisher holding his award with Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president of the American Hebrew Congregations, and Industrialist Lester Avnot.
New Detroit article
An excerpt from The Congressional Record  detailing the $50 million loan to Israel agreement.