Established on 26 November 1982 in Seattle, Washington by Dorothy Laigo Cordova and her significant other Fred Cordova, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) is a network based association whose mission is "to advance getting, instruction, edification, gratefulness, and enhancement through the recognizable proof, get-together, protection, and dispersal of the history and culture of Filipino Americans in the United States" with the objective "...to save, record, and present Filipino American history and to help academic research and creative works which mirror that rich past..."
FANHS was first sanctioned in Washington State on 7 January 1985. The national office and documents are housed in Seattle, and is an educational asset on Filipino Americans for:
essential and auxiliary schools, universities, and colleges
neighborhood and national galleries and authentic affiliations
free creators, dramatists, and movie producers
educators, understudies, and researchers
The main leading group of trustees was chosen with 27 individuals from 12 states on 1 November 1986. Around the same time, Fred Cordova, who was the establishing leader of FANHS, made the National Pinoy Archives. Dorothy Cordova is the author and fills in as official chief.
Past tasks incorporate the video Filipino Americans Discovering Their Past for the Future, the pictorial article Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans; and different provincial productions and photograph shows. FANHS additionally contributed essentially to the Smithsonian voyaging show Singgalot: The Ties That Bind which reports the historical backdrop of Filipino Americans in the US.