1962, National Archives staff celebrate the holidays. 
We can’t offer candy canes, but we can assure you a good time if you add a visit to “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” to your weekend festivities. Don’t wait too long, the exhibition closes on Tuesday, January 3.
Item from the Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

1962, National Archives staff celebrate the holidays.

We can’t offer candy canes, but we can assure you a good time if you add a visit to “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” to your weekend festivities. Don’t wait too long, the exhibition closes on Tuesday, January 3.

Item from the Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1789 - ca. 2007

Ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food, enjoyed by over ninety percent of the people in the United States. It enjoys a reputation as the perfect dessert and snack food. Over eight hundred and eighty-seven million gallons of ice cream were consumed in the United States in 1983 …

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim July 1984 as National Ice Cream Month and July 15, 1984, as National Ice Cream Day, and I call upon the people of the United States to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities.