Dear friends and partners of The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia: Today's featured new topic is Boarding and Lodging Houses, by Wendy Gamber: Boarding and Lodging Houses | Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia Â Wendy Gamber is the Robert F. Byrnes Professor in History at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is the author of three books: The Female Economy: The Millinery and Dressmaking Trades, 1860-1930, The Boardinghouse in Nineteenth-Century America, and The Notorious Mrs. Clem: Murder and Money in the Gilded Age. For assistance with publishing this essay, we also extend thanks to our editors, peer reviewers, digital publishing assistant Lucy Davis, and the providers of illustrations: the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and PhillyHistory.org. we are featuring an addition to our coverage of the region's African American history: Armstrong Association of Philadelphia, by Sharece Blakney Armstrong Association of Philadelphia | Encyclopedia of Greater PhiladelphiaÂ Sharece Blakney is a graduate student in American History at Rutgers-Camden. For assistance with publishing this essay, we also extend thanks to our editors, peer reviewers, and the providers of illustrations: the Special Collections Research Center of Temple University Libraries and the New York Public Library. The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia is produced at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden with the support of generous donors and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Thank you for your continuing interest and support. The Editors The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia Connecting the Past with the Present, Building Community, Creating a Legacy.