Manuscript collections include papers from members of the Planning Commission, School Board members, Mayors, community activists. Any number of those may have some neighborhood information.
Stanford R. Brookshire Papers - http://specialcollections.uncc.edu/manuscript/ms0041 - Stan Brookshire was Mayor of Charlotte from 1961-1969.
Timothy D. Mead Papers - http://specialcollections.uncc.edu/manuscript/ms0181 - Tim Mead was on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission from 1984-1991.
William J. McCoy Papers - http://specialcollections.uncc.edu/manuscript/ms0139 - Bill McCoy was on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission from 1978-1984.
Louise Woods Papers - http://specialcollections.uncc.edu/manuscript/ms0369 - Louise Woods was on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education from 1995-2005.