As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27:
Taylor, Archer: Appointed for a study of methods used in tracing the history and dissemination of folk-lore materials, with special reference to the application of these methods to the popular ballad, principally with Professor Kaarle Krohn, at the University of Helsingfors, Finland; tenure, four months from September 1, 1927.
Born August 1, 1890, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Education: Swarthmore College, A.B., 1909; Harvard University, Ph.D., 1915; University of Pennsylvania, summers, 1907, 1907; University of Chicago, summer, 1911; University of Freiburg (Breisgau), summer, 1913; with Professor Kaarle Krohn of the University of Helsingfors, summer, 1925.
Assistant Instructor in German, Pennsylvania State College, 1910–12; Instructor in German, 1915–17, Assistant Professor of German, 1917–22, Associate Professor German, 1922–25, Washington University; Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, summer, 1924, Professor of German Literature, 1925—, University of Chicago. Editor, Washington University Studies, 1919–25; Associate Editor, Modern Philology, 1925—; Ehrensenator, University of Giessen, 1925; Editor, FF Communications (Helsingfors), 1926—.
Publications: Articles in American Journal of Philology, Hessische Blätter für Volkskunde, Journal of American Folk-lore, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Modern Language Notes, Modern Philology, Romanic Review, Washington University Studies. Collaborator: “Handwörterbuch des deutschen Aberglaubens,” “Volks-kundliche Bibliographie.”