The Kliene Family Collection consists of publications written by members of the Kliene family, research materials, photographs, and artifacts related to aspects of life in Shanghai, including Boy Scout Groups and the Shanghai Volunteer Corps. The collection is divided into three series: Albert A. Kliene Files (1878-2012), Denis G. Kliene Files (1920-2002), and Ronald I. Kliene Files (1998).
Series I, Albert A. Kliene Files, includes a Glengarry bonnet belonging to a fellow member of the Scottish Company of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps and a collection of Chinese postage stamps collected by Albert (Bert). Bert’s own life is documented in an article he wrote remembering a Scout Camp event and in a memorial letter written by his brother Denis. These materials are arranged alphabetically.
Series II, Denis G. Kliene Files, consists of research, writing, and edited works by Denis that primarily relate to the history of Boy Scouting and specific British and International Scout Groups operating in Shanghai. Several essays document family history and include contributions from all three Kliene brothers. The series is arranged alphabetically within boxes.
Series III, Ronald I. Kliene Files, consists of a manuscript researched and written by Ronald on the history of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps and the Corps' Scottish Company.