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 9
th Western District Public School Group and the 7
th Rover Scout Crew.
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 soon after.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of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.