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Coherent Digital Acquires the Taylor & Francis Digital Primary Source Archive

Coherent Digital has acquired the Taylor & Francis Digital Primary Source archive, with plans to migrate the content to the award-winning Commons platform and enhance the collections.


Included in the acquisition are the Taylor & Francis collections titled War, State and Society; Cold War Eastern Europe; Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War; and South Asia Archive. The newly created Coherent Digital projects will be called History Commons and South Asia Commons.

The collections comprise more than 6.5 million pages of twentieth-century European history licensed from The National Archives (UK), the History of Advertising Trust, and other sources.  Contemporaneous reports, statistics, advertisements, books, journals, maps, and other formats, many previously secret, will reveal new perspectives to students and researchers, with Coherent Digital’s platform features—including collaboration and community features, table extraction and list builder tools, and other functionality.

Stephen Rhind-Tutt said, “Our award-winning Commons platform will bring new capabilities to these collections. Complemented by a discovery and hosting service, they’ll provide two of the largest and most comprehensive resources in their disciplines.”

More information on the products and the associated plans can be found at and

 About Coherent Digital

Coherent Digital was founded in 2019 by industry veterans Stephen Rhind-Tutt, Toby Green, Eileen Lawrence, Pete Ciuffetti, Elizabeth Robey, and others. We find wild content and make it useful—so researchers can do their work, educators can teach, scholars can publish, and organizations can disseminate their knowledge to a global audience. Through Coherent, information is saved, uniquely tagged, stabilized, and made discoverable.

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