Albert Einstein first visited Princeton University on May 9, 1921 to lecture on the theory of relativity. From 1933 to 1939, Einstein occupied an office at 109 Fine Hall (now Jones Hall) on Princeton’s campus while the Institute for Advanced Study was being constructed. He taught at Palmer Physical Laboratory (now 302 Frist Campus Center). While Einstein was not a professor at Princeton, he associated with the physics professors and continued to give lectures on campus. On January 14, 1937, Albert Einstein wrote to Princeton University President Harold Dodds:
In the face of all the heavy burdens I have borne in recent years, I feel doubly thankful that there has fallen on my lot in Princeton University a place for work and a scientific atmosphere, which could not be better or more harmonious.