An abstract of title, or title abstract, briefly summarizes the various activities affecting ownership of a parcel of land. The abstract includes transfers, grants, wills and conveyances, liens and encumbrances, etc. and is used to determine if any kind of claim exists against a property.

The collection includes various Abstracts of Titles documents for properties within Bloomington/Normal and Carlock. These documents have been obtained from various donors and represent only a handful of properties.