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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dominguez Family Title Insurance and Trust Company Records
    Dates: 1908-1965
    Collection Number: DHS.059
    Creator: Ticor Title Insurance Company of California
    Extent: 4 boxes 2 linear feet
    Repository: California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
    Archives & Special Collection
    University Library, Room G-145
    1000 E. Victoria Street
    Carson, California 90747
    Phone: (310) 243-3013
    URL: http://archives.csudh.edu/
    Abstract: This collection includes correspondence, legal documents, tax documents, and bonds created by the Title Insurance and Trust Company. These materials are related to trusts held by members of the Dominguez family and land that was once part of the Rancho San Pedro.
    Language: Collection material is in English

    Administration Information


    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Title of item], Dominguez Family Title Trust and Insurance Company Records, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Acquisition Information

    The Title Insurance and Trust Company Records were originally part of the records files at TICOR. They were later discarded and eventually acquired by Aimee Gervais, who donated the materials to CSUDH as an unsolicited gift.

    Processing Information

    The collection was first processed by Susan Hikida in 1988 as part of the requirements for History 435, Internship in Public History, M.A. program in Public History/Historic Preservation. Her original intellectual organization was not changed.

    Project Information

    This finding aid was created as part of the Early Los Angeles/Rancho San Pedro Manuscript Cataloging Project, a CSU Dominguez Hills Library project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The project started in 2005. Project Director was Greg Williams. Project Archivists were Thomas Philo and Jennifer Allan Goldman.


    Title Insurance and Trust Company was founded in 1893 as a company to handle titles and trusts. Originally located at 458 South Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, the offices were later moved to the Title Insurance Building at 433 South Spring Street. The company was renamed TI Corporation in 1968 and reorganized in 1977 into TICOR, a general business corporation. TICOR is currently an international title insurance and financial services organization, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Oregon.

    Scope and Content

    The collection was received in an unorganized state with most of the papers in their original folders. Arrangement falls into five series: the Carson Estate Company, the De Francis Estate, Gregorio and Susana Dominguez Del Amo, Dominguez Estate Company, and Miscellaneoud Trusts. Files within these subdivisions are arranged by trust number where applicable. The original order within each folder has been preserved where possible. The bulk of the material is correspondence, inter-office communications, tax returns, declarations of trusts, quit claims, deeds, and other legal documents. Materials in the series Miscellaneous Trusts deal with trusts located on land that was once part of the Rancho San Pedro, but does not relate to any of the Dominguez companies or families.


    Arranged in five series:
    • Series I. Carson Estate Company (1919-1965)
    • Series II. De Francis (Maria de los Reyes Dominguez) Estate (1933-1951)
    • Series III. Del Amo, Gregorio and Susana (1921-1928)
    • Series IV. Dominguez Estate Company (1917-1947)
    • Series V. Miscellaneous Rancho San Pedro Trusts (1913-1962)

    Indexing Terms


    Rancho San Pedro (Calif.)
    Dominguez Hills (Calif.)

    Personal Names

    de Francis, Maria de los Reyes Dominguez
    Del Amo, Gregorio

    Corporate Names

    Carson Estate Company
    Dominguez Estate Company
    Ticor Title Insurance Company of California


    Insurance, Title -- California
    Title Companies -- United States -- California
    Land titles
    Deeds of trust

    Related Material

    Del Amo Estate Company Collection
    Rancho San Pedro Collection