Shields, Alice Watkins—Endowment

When Alice Watkins Shields, then the widow of William Simpson Shields, died on March 4, 1934, she left one-fourth of her estimated $600,000 estate to UT to establish an endowment to be known as the Shields-Watkins Endowment Fund, the income from which was to the used for the “Physical Education Department” and the upkeep of Shields-Watkins Field. She left the house at 1600 Melrose (razed for the Hodges Undergraduate Library) to UT, but not the furnishings. The university purchased the furnishings for approximately $1,400.

Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Title Shields, Alice Watkins—Endowment
  • Author
  • Keywords Shields, Alice Watkins—Endowment
  • Website Name Volopedia
  • Publisher University of Tennessee Libraries
  • URL
  • Access Date September 27, 2022
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update October 16, 2018