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Weaver Family collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 19.0003

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Paul Zaccaria and Harry Walters Peters relatives who both served as enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations. This collection contains Naval Uniforms from Paul Zaccaria and Harry Walters Peters, as well as Zaccaria's photographs of Nagasaki shortly after the atomic bombs were dropped and Prisoner of War repatriation.


  • 1942 - 1979
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2019-03-26

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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical/Historical Note

Paul "Sam" Zaccaria was born on September 8, 1923 in Baltimore, MD. The son of Italian immigrants, Zaccaria served on the USS Rutilicus AK-113 during WWII, where he had toured Nagasaki towards the end of the war. After the war, Zaccaria lived in Parkville, MD and owned a service station. He passed away on February 23, 2019

Harry Walters Peters was born July 7, 1925. The son of German immigrants, Peters enlisted into the US Navy at the age of 16 and served on the USS Schuykill A.O.76 until the war's end. He passed away on April 8, 1995.


2 boxes

Custodial History

Donated by Ryan Weaver, grandson and step-grandson to Harold Peters and Paul Zaccaria respectively.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.


Weaver Family collection
Andrew Darlington and Bill McCusker
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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