The Berkeley S. Michael Photographic Album is single album containing photographs and assorted postcards chronicling his six-month term with Section Sanitaire [Etats-] Unis (SSU) 3 of the American Field Service stationed in the Balkans, specifically Greece and Serbia. The album contains around 128 images ranging in size from 1.5” x 2.5” to 3.5” x 5.5”, some of which contain written descriptions of the image including location and date. The images depict AFS ambulance drivers, scenes from the SSU 3 camps, Greek and Serbian civilians, street scenes, foreign troops (including German prisoners of war), a fallen German airplane, the German bombardment of Monastir, Macedonia, and the evacuation of the civilians of Monastir following the town’s destruction by the Bulgarians in August of 1917. It is presumed that some of the photographs were taken by Michael, though this is not indicated in the album.
The final three pages of the album also include scenes from Princeton before the war (around 1916), such as a photograph of President Woodrow Wilson arriving in Princeton to vote in the November presidential election in 1916, as well as two photographs which depict Berkeley with his wife, Helen, shortly after the war, and an image of his young daughter, Janice.