The Digital Archive Group
A Leader in the Creation of Digital Archives

The Digital Archive Group (TDAG) has built a reputation for delivering the highest quality archival digitization services, attracting a pedigree of signature clients. We utilize a wide variety of digitization technology to match the size, format and condition of each asset to be scanned.

Our fleet of 26 state-of-the-art FADGI compliant digitization appliances include sheet fed, flatbed, overhead planetary, automatic book scanners, large format, blueprint and art scanners and Phase One Capture Systems.

Services may be performed at our specialized digitization facility in Buffalo Grove, Il, or onsite at the client location. When you can’t move your assets or they are simply too fragile to be relocated, TDAG ONSITE ™ has the ability to mobilize our equipment and customized workflow, joined with a superior image archivist team for larger and specialized projects.

TDAG employs a team of fully trained archivists, image technicians, asset managers, researchers, and metadata specialists.

Digitization Services For

  • Documents, letters, manuscripts
  • Photographs
  • Slides, Glass Plates & Negatives (any size)
  • Rare books, magazines and journals
  • Newsletters
  • Product Catalogs
  • Sports programs, media guides
  • Newspapers and advertisements
  • Marketing and promotional materials
  • Laboratory and Research Notebooks
  • Scrapbooks
  • Textiles and fabric
  • Oversized maps, blueprints and artwork
  • Video / Media

Markets Served

  • Corporate Archives
  • Sports Teams
  • Entertainers
  • Historical Brands
  • People of Interest
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Associations
  • Business Leaders
  • Government Officials
  • Athletes
  • Research Centers
  • Historical Societies
  • Private Collections
  • Electronic Publishing


TDAG has earned its solid reputation by producing digital archives for signature clients and notable high-volume archival collections across North America. We work with Fortune 500 companies, leading institutions, museums, sports teams entertainers and prominent public figures to digitize and preserve their legacies.

About Us

Anna McCormick Kelch, Chairman

Anna is an entrepreneur who has successfully launched several service businesses. As co-founder of The Digital Archive Group, she has worked to establish the premier company for digitization services. Anna is a strategic leader dedicated to best-in-class client service.

In addition to her work with TDAG, Anna oversees a boutique executive search and organizational design firm working with clients in education, non-profit, and digital media. She started her career in publishing, digital information, and educational technology with companies including Meredith Corporation, Bertelsmann’s Gruner & Jahr, and Whittle Communications. She is a respected leader committed to excellence on all projects and a diverse and inclusive work force.

Anna holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is a strong advocate of the arts having long served on the Board of Directors at Steppenwolf Theater Company before focusing her attention on arts education for Chicago’s most deserving and underserved students as a board director for Urban Gateways.


Jeff Kelch, CEO

Jeff Kelch is Co-founder and CEO of The Digital Archive Group, the preeminent company for high quality archival scanning and digitization services for organizations, institutions, brands, and celebrities wishing to preserve and create digital access from their physical assets. Jeff is passionate about history and dedicated to helping his clients preserve their stories for future generations. As CEO, Jeff manages the overall operations and resources of the company, acting as the main point of communication between clients and the TDAG team.

Jeff started in archival work in 2010 as part of the start-up team for a small archival company, before founding TDAG in 2013 with premier client Oprah Winfrey. TDAG’s diverse team of technicians, photographers and archivists working with state-of-the-art equipment, led a yearlong digitization, metadata and DAM project preserving the magic of Oprah and Harpo Studios. Jeff’s work with brands and digital technology extends back to earlier roles with Shutterfly and InnerWorkings.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Ohio University. Post college, he traveled the country as a stand-up comic. Jeff is still known for his sense of humor and establishing productive, yet fun work environments.


John Doherty, Project Management Director

Mr. Doherty is the Project Management Director at The Digital Archive Group, where Mr. Doherty coordinates all archival and scanning projects. These projects include full archival work for entire collections including scanning of documents, books, maps, blueprints, etc., image capturing of materials including large picture collections, slides, and ephemera, the building of inventory systems, and ensuring projects are finished on schedule and exceed the client’s expectations.

In his role Mr. Doherty’s responsibilities include team management, establishing performance metrics, training, professional development, and data management. He excels at people management and establishing a performance culture that respects the individual.

Mr. Doherty enjoyed a successful career in the financial markets in Chicago. His career has included positions at Goldman Sachs, founding a hedge fund, and managed individual and institutional investments. After leaving the financial markets Mr. Doherty spent years as a small business advisor. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to The Digital Archive Group.


Partners We Work With

In order to fulfill the mission of assisting our clients with making history accessible, The Digital Archive Group has selected specialized partners to support our offering. These partners enable TDAG to enhance the solution to our clients and seamlessly integrate into our workflow process.

The Division of Cultural Heritage at Digital Transitions provides the highest quality digital RAW rapid capture hardware and workflow software in the archival industry.  Used by The Digital Archive Group along with the top museums, libraries and collections in the world searching for the highest quality, Digital Transitions image capture systems exceed FADGI4-star guidelines and continue to replace traditional scanning methods in most all digitization applications.

Digital Transitions has designed and built a customized RAW rapid capture solution for TDAG that optimizes workflow and produces higher image quality to meet the needs of high-volume collections. This solution, utilizing Phase One digital back reprographic technology, is purpose built to provide preservation-level rapid capture from a variety of physical formats including; rare books, magazines, catalogs, manuscripts, fine art, documents, photographic slides, negatives and glass-plates.

Built with industrial grade reliability, the RAW rapid capture system can be deployed as an on-site solution if the digitization project is large enough.

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