Nodie Kimhaekim Sohn (1898-1972) arrived in Hawaii with her parents in 1905. Growing up, she came under the influence and Syngman Rhee and became a loyal supporter of his cause. After being graduated from Oberlin College in 1918, she became principal of the Korean Christian Institute, to which she devoted much of her time and energy until 1945. She was active in both church and community work, serving as president of the Korean Ladies Relief Society, manager and liaison officer of the Tongjihoe, trustee and treasurer of Korean Missions in Honolulu, trustee of the Korean Christian Church, and director of the Korean Old Men’s Home. In 1952, Sohn was appointed director of the Republic of Korea Office of Procurement and also became vice-president of the Korean Red Cross.
The Nodie K. Sohn Collection at the Center for Korean Studies consists of one box containing the following items:
Photograph: Undated, unidentified black-and-white group photograph, 9 11/16 inches x 7 7/8 inches.
Sound Recordings: Two-sided, twelve-inch, 78 rpm vinyl disks produced by the U.S. Recording Company, Washington, D.C.
- Korean Address to the Far East. Dr. Syngman Rhee. June 13, 1942. Disk numbered 9020/9021.
- English Address to the Far East. Dr. Syngman Rhee. June 13, 1942. Disk numbered 9036/9037.
- Korean Address to the Far East and South America. Dr. Syngman Rhee. July 28, 1942. Disk numbered 9041/9042.
- English Address to the Far East. Dr. Syngman Rhee. August 29, 1942. Disk numbered 9038/9039.