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 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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The Detroit Riots of 1967
Max Fisher and President Ronald Reagan in the oval office.
Gene Miller relates Max Fisher's legendary fundraising power.
The Riverfront development in Detroit, part of the city's Renaissance led by Fisher and Taubman
Detroit Renaissance Resolution of Appreciation Award
Max Fisher with Henry Kissinger in the White House. Signed, "To Max Fisher - With the affection and admiration of his friend - Henry A. Kissinger."
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.
Special Consultant to the President on Voluntary Action
Henry Ford II speaks to a crowd of reporters and well-wishers at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Renaissance Center on a rainy day in Detroit.
Notes and text for Max Fisher's speech to the Detroit Renaissance meeting.
Max Fisher speaks at the Allied Jewish Campaign fundraising event in 1958.
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
Max Fisher poses with a plaque from an article from The Detroit News about his involvement with the renaissance of Detroit.
"The Gang of Eight" article
Gerald Ford discusses Max Fisher's effectiveness.
New Detroit article