Bethe -- you have enough information above to do the job. Go for it. Amateurs have usually preferred film for the past 100 years. Many pros used glass plates until much later. Even when they were originally intended to be contact printed, the camera work could be first-rate. Thus, there was photography of remarkable quality done on glass plates. The opportunity to work with them is illuminating. Of course not all photographers made the most of the medium, but it is still worthwhile volunteering for the job.