Alice Grossman was born in 1909 to Louis and Ida Grossman. She had three sisters, Dora, Molly, and Anna. During World War II, Alice served in the U.S. Women's Armed Forces and after the war she found work as a secretary with the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., where she remained for 30 years. She and her sisters Dora and Molly moved to San Francisco, where sister Anna was already living, in the 1970s. All the Grossman sisters were active members of the Balboa Group of the San Francisco Chapter of Hadassah and Congregation Ner Tamid.
The collection consists of some biographical materials, Alice Grossman's personal documents, including her World War II service discharge documents, a scrapbook with original letters and photographs, a small amount of correspondence, and a loose photograph. The scrapbook documents the time Grossman spent working at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. In it are photographs of and letters from Israeli political figures, including Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin.