Historical Documents

The Borough is fortunate enough to have many documents (newspapers, books, photos) in its archives that catalog our Borough's great history. Several have been already been digitized, and we hope to digitize more in the near future. Click on the cover of a document to view the full document. Please note, the resolution may be downscaled from the original scan to reduce file sizes.

If you have any newspapers (or other historical things like photos) that you would like to donate, we would be more than happy to take them, just stop by the Borough Building! Many of the newspapers on this page were donated by a fellow Borough resident.  

"West View Chamber of Commerce - Growth in the 90s" provides a look at many of the Borough's businesses in the year 1990.
"I-279 Gateway to the North Hills" looks at the impact of the construction of I-279, September 22, 1989.
"West View Borough 50th Anniversary Celebration" is a comprehensive history book created in honor of the Borough's 50th anniversary, 1955.
This article from "The Herald" provides some fast facts about the Borough of West View, August 1992.
"West View Borough Centennial Anniversary" is a comprehensive history book created for the Borough's 100th anniversary, 2005.
"75th Anniversary West View Horizons" is a comprehensive history book created to celebrate West View's diamond jubilee, 1980.
This book details the production of "West View - Seven Five," a play about West View that was put on for the diamond jubilee celebration, 1980.
This book details the production of "The Golden Years," a play about West View that was put on for the 50th anniversary celebration, 1955.
This book contains the Borough council meeting minutes from January 24th, 1905 to February 1st, 1908. It is extremely valuable for researching our Borough's early history.