Mickey Gil was the long serving captain of gay Carnival krewe Petronius and the founder and captain of a second krewe, Satyricon. He moved to New Orleans in 1982, where he immediately became involved in the gay Carnival world. His collection consists of commissioned costume designs for Petronius and Satyricon Bal Masques. Some of these designs are more comprehensive than others, with the most complete records coming from his last years as captain of Satyricon, notably the years 2000, 2003, and 2005. Other sections of his papers include costume designs from Petronius from 1996 to 1998. Included in these are promotional materials for those events such as posters and pamphlets, as well as medals from Satyricon balls. Also in the collection are some of Gil’s own personal papers, a photo album from a Petronius Ball and several DVDs and a VHS tape documenting Satyricon Balls from 2002 to 2010.