Lette-Verein is a German educational organization for applied arts. Founded in 1866 in Berlin, the idea of Dr. Wilhelm Adolf Lette, it was initially a technical school for girls. Its motto was "Dienen lerne bei Zeiten das Weib nach seiner Bestimmung" . In 1872, Lette's daughter, Anna Schepeler-Lette, became the first director of the society. Its early form has been compared to that of the London Society for Promoting the Employment of Women. Lette-Verein is located at Viktoria-Luise-Platz 6, 10777 Berlin, Germany.
Founded as a technical school, Lette-Verein was organized to suit the special social conditions of its time. It was agreed to aim at adapting itself to existing institutions, rather than creating a school for more highly educated future generations. It received the support of influential members of German society, beginning with the Emperor and Empress. From the first it owed much to the substantial aid and personal interest tendered by the Crown Princess.
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