The Kliene Family Collection includes
publications, research materials, photographs, and artifacts that reflect the Kliene
brothers’ participation and interest in the Boy Scouts in Shanghai, the Shanghai
Volunteer Corps, and their own family history in China. Albert and Fernande Kliene,
along with their sons Albert (Bert), Denis, and Ronald, lived in Shanghai from 1922 to
1947. All three brothers were active members of the British Boy Scouts Association,
serving with the 9th Western District Public School Group and the 7th Rover Scout
The Kliene family consists of Albert Kliene, his wife Fernande, and their three sons
Albert (Bert), Denis and Ronald. Albert was a Danish citizen who had voluntarily fought
for the British during World War I, before settling in France with his wife Fernande and
their first son, Bert, who was born in 1920. The family moved to Shanghai in 1922, where
Albert worked for the Shanghai Municipal Council, and where Denis and Ronald were born
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)
of this collection has not been transferred to California State University,
Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or
reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of
the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research use.