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Union Title Company records

Identifier: L468

Scope and Contents

This collection contains title abstracts created by the Union Title Company for various clients in Indianapolis. Each abstract tracks the ownership of the property from its earliest known owner. Files begin with a historical note that details how the property went from French possession in 1763, to the creation of the state of Indiana in 1820.

Abstracts contain pertinent legal information about the property such as: legal descriptions of the property, plat maps, copies of deeds, sale and payment information, wills and probate records, court records, property assessments, foreclosures and liens, taxes, and zoning ordinances. If an abstract had previously been created for the property, a certificate by the contracted company is also included. Each abstract ends with a certificate of guarantee by the Union Title Company stating the accuracy of their work. Certificates of guarantee, for both the Union Title Company as well as other title companies, often include a listing of institutions where the property information was researched.


  • 1926-1965


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

The Union Title Company began as a conglomeration of various insurance, loan and title companies, including: William Coval and Sons, formed in 1887; Marion Title Guaranty Co, formed in 1900; Indiana Title Guaranty and Loan Co, formed in 1899; Abstract and Realty Insurance Co, formed in 1920; and City Title Company, formed in 1924. By 1926, these companies had merged under the name Union Title Company. In 1966, it merged with an insurance company to form the Union Title Division of Pioneer National Insurance Co.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/09 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2004/09 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid revised 2015/12/02 by Bethany Fiechter.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.