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The Jazz Age Rise And Scandalous Fall Of The Santa Claus Association

Monday, December 24, 2012

WNYC

A hundred years ago, when a child in America wrote a note to Santa Claus, it wound up in the "dead letters" room at the post office, never to be delivered. That changed in 1913, when an enterprising New Yorker named John Gluck founded The Santa Claus Association, a charity that matched children's wishes to donors.

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