Walters Collegiate Institute

Catalog of the Walters School for Boys

Catalog from the Walters Collegiate Institute for Boys, 1904-1905.

The Walters Collegiate Institute was part of our campus history between Central University years and the founding of what we know as Eastern. After Central University closed there was a need for higher education in Richmond and the Walters Institute filled that void. The school was named after a major contributor of Central University, Singleton P. Walters, and served as a men’s school from 1901 to 1906. It was a small school that taught classes in Latin, Greek, math, and English. In 1906, the Trustees of Walters sold their institution to the State Normal School for $10,000 and thus began the history of our beloved Eastern.