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Marsha P. Webb papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1069

Scope and Content

This collection contains flower show programs, award books of evidence, publicity articles, and correspondence that provide a history of Marsha Webb's career as a national flower show judge and internationally known flower arranger. Also included are documents that detail her involvement with numerous organizations such as the The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., the Atlanta Botanical Garden, National Garden Clubs, Inc., and WAFA (World Association of Flower Arrangers). Of special interest are program materials from international flower shows that illustrate the global scale of flower arrangement competitions.


  • 1939-2013, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Marsha "Marsh" Pirkle Webb (1949- ) of Sandy Springs, Georgia, is an Atlanta native and married to Gregory B. Webb. Several of her family members are involved in gardening, nursery growing, and flower show judging. Marsha's mother-in-law, Mrs. Willis L. Webb (Evelin 'Evelyn' Huffman Webb), was a Master Flower Show Judge and encouraged Marsha to attend flower show school to learn flower arranging. In the early 1970s Webb joined her first garden club, the Magnolia Garden Club of Fort Valley, Georgia. She is now an internationally known flower arranger, a National Garden Club Advanced Accredited Master Flower Show Judge, and an approved design judge with Garden Club of America. She is a member of numerous organizations such as the Designers Club, North Georgia Council of Flower Show Judges, the Southeastern Flower Show (part of the Southeastern Horticultural Society of which she is a founding member), WAFA (World Association of Flower Arrangers), Creative Flower Arrangers of the Americas, and life member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Webb is also a life member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. (GCG) and has held several leadership roles within the GCG Dogwood District as well as the state level of GCG. She has also been involved with Mayor Maynard Jackson's Green Ribbon Committee to oversee a Park Master Plan for Atlanta and the Atlanta Regional Commission Vision 20-20 Planning Agency.


2.5 linear ft. (six document cases)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2012 with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2015.

Marsha P. Webb papers
Jennie Oldfield
October 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305